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Jerry Moran

Gerald W. "Jerry" Moran (born May 29, 1954) is the junior United States Senator from Kansas and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he ... More »Gerald W. "Jerry" Moran (born May 29, 1954) is the junior United States Senator from Kansas and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Kansas's 1st congressional district. Raised in Plainville, Kansas, Moran graduated from the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Law. He worked in private law and served as the state special assistant attorney general (1982–85) and deputy attorney of Rooks County (1987–95). He served in the Kansas Senate (1989–1997), and was majority leader for his last two years. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1996 and served six terms with little electoral opposition. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in a landslide in 2010. He is the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government and has a strongly conservative voting record. Moran was born in Great Bend, Kansas, the son of Madeline... [ Wikipedia ]

Jerry Moran, GOP Senator, Accuses Democrats Of Rooting For Shutdown

Sen. Jerry Moran said, ''It is very disappointing that Senate Democrats would so openly cheerlead for a government shutdown. '' (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images, File) | Getty Government Shutdown, Republican Party, Republican Party, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee...

John Boehner's Budget Outburst Shows Right-Wing Groups Have Jumped The Shark

The issue is especially relevant -- and fraught -- for Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), who runs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which could win back the Senate by netting six seats in 2014. The NRSC can fairly blame tea party candidates for costing them at least five seats in ...

'I’ve got a pen': Obama raises hackles with executive actions

"In high school government class, we were told that it is the Executive Branch that enforces the law, but it is Congress, the legislative branch, that enacts the law," Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran told Fox News. "Here we have an administration that one more time, without consulting ...

Senate leaders work to avoid Saturday session amid confirmation fight

Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) walked out together. "It's time to go to the gym, Chuck," Moran said to Schumer. "It's time to go. That's where I'm going," Schumer said in reply. "I just haven't had my coffee. " Ed O'Keefe covers Congress and politics ...

Omnibus Budget Proves That Earmarks Will Never Die In Congress

A prime example comes in the form of $404 million secured by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a self-described earmark opponent, to build the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations ...

Scott Brown Urged By National Republicans To Run For Senate In New Hampshire

The Boston Globe reports Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who serve as chairman and vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, have urged brown to challenge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) who, as of now, is likely to win reelection in 2014. “He knows ...

Jerry Moran’s bill would reform IT procurement in wake of HealthCare.gov debacle

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has introduced a bill with a New Mexico Democrat that would reform the federal government’s information technology procurement process, which has been in the spotlight because of problems plaguing the HealthCare.gov health insurance exchange website. “The ...

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Sen. Jerry Moran sees new opportunity to advance STEM, entrepreneur visas

Sen. Jerry Moran sees new opportunity to advance STEM, entrepreneur visas Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has been working for at least two years to advance legislation he says will create a better environment for entrepreneurs to start businesses. The Startup Act, now in its third ...

Abrams Tanks, Laser Labs And Citrus Rot: Your Guide To Earmarks In The Omnibus Spending Bill

Within hours of the Omnibus spending bill’s debut, however, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) rushed to brag that he ensured the NBAF would be built in his hometown of Manhattan, Kan. Moran, who describes himself as opposed to earmarks, takes almost full responsibility for the NBAF’s location in ...

Senator Turns to Reddit for Bitcoin Advice Before Hearing

Before Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) addressed his colleagues about Bitcoin Tuesday, he did what any person in power who's a little confused about a complicated issue should do: he went to Reddit's r/Bitcoin to ask them what the fuss was about. Those redditors, as redditors are wont to do...

Republican Senate candidates look to capitalize on Harry Reid's 'nuclear option'

Sen. Jerry Moran, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, warned roughly 500 of the committee's top donors Monday that recent changes to the Senate's filibuster rules could hurt the economy and threaten energy and financial services sectors in particular. The ...

Kansas senators seek to honor Lt. Gen. Seitz

Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts filed a measure in the Senate Friday to honor Lt. Gen. Richard Seitz by renaming the health facility after the late general. Seitz died in June at age 95. Moran and Roberts, both Republicans, said designating the outpatient clinic in Seitz's honor ...

Moran criticizes VA art spending days after visiting taxpayer-supported WW II memorial

In a news release, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has questioned the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to spend more than $500,000 on artwork in the final days of the last fiscal year. “At a time when the nation’s crushing debt threatens the well-being of our veterans and all ...

Jerry Moran, 2013: Give peace a chance

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Ks., says he will not support U.S. military intervention in Syria. “America cannot afford another conflict that taxes our resources without achieving goals that advance American interests,” he said a statement Monday. Eleven years ago, though — when George W. Bush was ...

Kansas projects included in federal spending bill

Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, both Kansas Republicans, said Tuesday that the funding was important to the two state projects and their roles for national defense. "With this action, the Congress has affirmed that NBAF will continue to be built in Manhattan at Kansas State ...

Bill includes funds for McConnell construction

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran says the final Omnibus appropriations bill includes $219 million for upgrades at McConnell Air Force Base to accommodate the new KC-46A tankers. The Kansas Republican said in a news release Monday that a vote is expected this week in the House ...

Kansas Senate majority leader hires new staffer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce has hired a new staffer who previously worked as an intern for U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran. Bruce announced Wednesday that Braden Dreiling will serve as his liaison to the Republican caucus. In the Kansas Senate, the majority leader ...

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