Senator Jerry Moran

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I met with students from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School this week on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. It was great to ch...
05/01/2021

I met with students from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School this week on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. It was great to chat with these bright students and see young Kansans back in the nation’s capital!

Thank you to Dr. Paul Fallon for his time and effort to bring his students to D.C., the chaperones who accompanied him, and to all the students for their questions.

I was pleased to join the City of Salina this afternoon to announce a $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Economic Developm...
04/30/2021

I was pleased to join the City of Salina this afternoon to announce a $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for infrastructure improvements that will assist the expansion of Schwan’s Company pizza plant in the area. Strong local economies are key to recovering from this pandemic, and federal investments like this one help accomplish important regional economic development goals.

This grant will keep jobs in the area and creating new opportunities for the local workforce through the creation of 225 jobs. It will also be matched by nearly a million dollars in local investment and will improve the roads and drainage that will support the expansion of the local businesses in Salina. I supported the Recovery Assistance Grant program during the formation of the CARES Act in my role as ranking member of the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee and will continue to work with our federal agencies to make certain that Kansas is a priority when these resources are distributed.

I was pleased to join the City of Salina this afternoon to announce a $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for infrastructure improvements that will assist the expansion of Schwan’s Company pizza plant in the area. Strong local economies are key to recovering from this pandemic, and federal investments like this one help accomplish important regional economic development goals.

This grant will keep jobs in the area and creating new opportunities for the local workforce through the creation of 225 jobs. It will also be matched by nearly a million dollars in local investment and will improve the roads and drainage that will support the expansion of the local businesses in Salina. I supported the Recovery Assistance Grant program during the formation of the CARES Act in my role as ranking member of the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee and will continue to work with our federal agencies to make certain that Kansas is a priority when these resources are distributed.

“The thing I remember most is the view of planet Earth from a great distance—tiny, very shiny, blue and white, bright, b...
04/30/2021

“The thing I remember most is the view of planet Earth from a great distance—tiny, very shiny, blue and white, bright, beautiful, serene and fragile.”

I join all those this week in remembering the incredible achievements of Astronaut Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 command module as it circled above our county’s first lunar landing mission in 1969.

BREAKING: The U.S. Senate unanimously passed my legislation to honor the brave women of the 6888th Central Postal Direct...
04/30/2021
U.S. Senate Passes Legislation to Award 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion the Congressional Gold Medal

BREAKING: The U.S. Senate unanimously passed my legislation to honor the brave women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The women of the Six Triple Eight deserve to hold a special place in history for their service to our country, and I appreciate the Senate passing this legislation and will work to advance it in the House of Representatives.

Learn more about their service during WWII here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zslGPmHFEwY

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senator Jerry Moran’s (R-Kan.) legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Women’s Army Corps who were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion – the “Six Triple Eigh...

More and more Americans are recognizing the need for a clear federal standard for data privacy that guarantees them the ...
04/29/2021
Sen. Moran Introduces Bill Creating Clear Federal Standard for Consumer Data Privacy

More and more Americans are recognizing the need for a clear federal standard for data privacy that guarantees them the ability to determine how their personal data is used. Today, I introduced the Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act to accomplish that goal.

Americans need to be able to count on strong baseline responsibilities that businesses must uphold when collecting, processing and protecting their personally identifiable information. Without action from Congress, consumers will continue to be vulnerable to future threats against their personal data, and innovators and job creators will be plagued with regulatory uncertainty resulting from a growing patchwork of state laws. It is clear that Congress needs to act, and I encourage my colleagues to support the Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act as the federal standard for comprehensive privacy legislation.

Read more about the Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act ⤵️

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today reintroduced the Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act to strengthen the laws that govern consumers’ personal data and create clear standards and regulations for American businesses that collect, process and use consumers’ perso...

04/29/2021

Pledges for unity mean nothing without listening to those with opposing points of view, finding common ground with them and agreeing to compromises. The President demonstrated he was unwilling to work with Republicans by forcing his partisan $1.9 trillion relief package through Congress without a single Republican vote. Overreaching, partisan legislation that costs trillions of taxpayer dollars isn’t the right path forward.

While I am eager to work with the President and my colleagues on improving America’s infrastructure, the President’s $2.3 trillion proposal isn’t affordable, and it isn’t infrastructure. I also agree that we should focus on supporting families and education, but these things are achieved through creating jobs and opportunities, not by adding an additional $1.8 trillion spending package.

Even amidst this divisive political climate, I’ve seen through my work on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that we are capable of working together to get things done, especially on behalf of our nations’ veterans. I am committed to working with the President to continue serving our veterans by further implementing the MISSION Act, improving care for veterans suffering from toxic exposure and improving VA accessibility for minority and women veterans.

04/28/2021

Looking forward to hearing from my good friend Senator Tim Scott tonight following the President’s address to a Joint Session of Congress.

His story is one of hope and resilience and will be an inspiring message of unity to our nation.

HAPPENING TODAY: A walk-in VA COVID-19 vaccine clinic for veterans, their spouses and caregivers in Emporia.The walk-in ...
04/28/2021
American Legion Post 5 to host vaccine clinic

HAPPENING TODAY: A walk-in VA COVID-19 vaccine clinic for veterans, their spouses and caregivers in Emporia.

The walk-in vaccine clinic for veterans is open today from 2:30-6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 5 in Emporia. Hosted in partnership with the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, all veterans along with their spouses and caregivers are now eligible to receive the vaccine due to my SAVE LIVES Act signed into law last month. Please help spread the word by sharing with the veterans in your life.

Click below for additional details on the clinic ⬇️
http://www.emporiagazette.com/free/article_059132c8-a518-11eb-8299-b741bbd81aef.html

The Emporia Gazette

I met with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City this morning to discuss the pandemic’s ongoing impact...
04/27/2021

I met with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City this morning to discuss the pandemic’s ongoing impact on Hispanic-owned businesses and the utilization of federal programs such as PPP for the businesses they represent. I also had the opportunity to hear from chamber members regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and their work to make certain the Hispanic community continues to get vaccinated so that we can continue on our path back to normal and the economy can fully recover. It’s always great to see Kansans here in D.C., and I appreciated the opportunity to meet with and hear from them today.

Thank you to Chamber President Carlos Gomez, Angie Rodriguez-Gunion, Alad Aguirre, Kim Randolph, Angelo Pacheco, Carlos Vides, Iveth Jalinsky, Jose Rodriguez, Paulina Tabares, Angela Shopper, Raul Bueno, Kenzie Dalrymple, Michele Watley, Michael Fierro and John Fierro for taking time out of your day to talk with me while you were in town.

I met with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City this morning to discuss the pandemic’s ongoing impact on Hispanic-owned businesses and the utilization of federal programs such as PPP for the businesses they represent. I also had the opportunity to hear from chamber members regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and their work to make certain the Hispanic community continues to get vaccinated so that we can continue on our path back to normal and the economy can fully recover. It’s always great to see Kansans here in D.C., and I appreciated the opportunity to meet with and hear from them today.

Thank you to Chamber President Carlos Gomez, Angie Rodriguez-Gunion, Alad Aguirre, Kim Randolph, Angelo Pacheco, Carlos Vides, Iveth Jalinsky, Jose Rodriguez, Paulina Tabares, Angela Shopper, Raul Bueno, Kenzie Dalrymple, Michele Watley, Michael Fierro and John Fierro for taking time out of your day to talk with me while you were in town.

04/27/2021

Thanks to the hard work and quick action of local fire departments and volunteers, the fire on the north side of Cedar Bluff State Park has been put out. I have been monitoring the situation and was relieved to learn no injuries or loss of livestock or equipment have been reported. I want to thank Trego, Rooks, Graham, Ness, and Ellis County fire departments for their efforts in bringing the fire under control, along with the many farmers who aided them with bringing water and disking fire breaks in critical areas. This is another example of how Kansans pull together to get the job done and help each other in times of need.

This morning, I visited the Shawnee VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) to meet with doctors and staff members t...
04/26/2021

This morning, I visited the Shawnee VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) to meet with doctors and staff members to learn more about how the clinic’s Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) work collaboratively with each patient to provide for their health care needs. The layout of the facility, which includes exam rooms and private bathrooms, as well as an additional exam room for female patients, has been carefully designed to best serve the needs of all veterans, including coordinating better care for women veterans.

We had the opportunity to discuss the Shawnee CBOC’s vaccination plan, and I was pleased to learn that COVID-19 vaccines will be administered by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning the first week of May. I appreciate the way outpatient clinics work to expand the VA’s capacity to provide outpatient primary care. The CBOC that is currently under construction in Johnson County will continue to strengthen VA care in the Kansas City region and is set to open this summer.

Thank you to VISN 15 Director Dr. William Patterson, Clinic Nurse Manager Vivion Hansen, Associate Director Paula Roychaudhuri and KCVA Associate Director David Isaacks for taking the time to meet with me this morning.

Kansans understand the importance of Ogallala Aquifer’s conservation to their livelihoods, communities and long-term suc...
04/26/2021
Sen. Moran Announces $2.7 Million Grant to Support Ogallala Aquifer Conservation

Kansans understand the importance of Ogallala Aquifer’s conservation to their livelihoods, communities and long-term success. That’s why I’m pleased to announce a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service to support the water compact between Kansas and Colorado.

The grant, awarded to the Cheyenne County Conservation District, will help with projects to help recharge the aquifer, improve the health of the river stream and wildlife habitat, and control the risk of wildfires. I’m pleased this grant further supports a partnership that is committed to sustainable solutions that will protect this natural resource for future generations.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced a $2,766,234 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)’s Regional Conservation Partnerships Program. The grant, awarded to the Cheyenne County Conservation District, wi...

04/26/2021
PSA for Veterans

As bipartisan leaders of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Jon Tester and I teamed up with committee members and Veterans Service Organizations to encourage veterans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Together, we’ll keep working to get more veterans and their families the protection they need to put this pandemic behind us.

Veterans: Sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine through the VA https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/

I toured the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan yesterday to assess the progress of construction...
04/24/2021

I toured the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan yesterday to assess the progress of construction at the facility. I also received updates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the progress of preparing the facility for safety and procedural certification in preparation for the eventual transfer of the operations from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) in New York. We discussed the attraction NBAF will create for scientific professionals and private industry partnerships to come to Manhattan and the surrounding areas, as well as the benefits NBAF will have for K-State, Manhattan Technical College and other education institutions. Thank you to DHS and USDA for facilitating the tour, including NBAF Director Dr. Alfonso Clavijo, NBAF Coordinator Dr. Ken Burton and NBAF Communications Director Katie Pawlosky, as well as local officials who joined me for the visit.

Tomorrow is the Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA's National Prescription Drug #TakeBackDay. Keep your home safe and...
04/24/2021

Tomorrow is the Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA's National Prescription Drug #TakeBackDay. Keep your home safe and dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at a collection site near you.

📅 Saturday, April 24
⏰10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
📍 Find a location near you: takebackday.dea.gov

Tomorrow is the Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA's National Prescription Drug #TakeBackDay. Keep your home safe and dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at a collection site near you.

📅 Saturday, April 24
⏰10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
📍 Find a location near you: takebackday.dea.gov

04/23/2021

Kansas airports play an important role in our local economies and help connect rural areas to the rest of the country. I'm pleased to announce grants for 14 Kansas airports through the U.S. Department of Transportation, funded by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act passed by Congress and signed into law in March 2020, which I supported.

✈️ Allen County Airport
✈️ Atkinson Municipal Airport in Pittsburg
✈️ Fort Scott Municipal Airport
✈️ Freeman Field Airport in Junction City
✈️ Garnett Municipal Airport
✈️ Larned-Pawnee County Airport
✈️ Mark Hoard Memorial Airport in Leoti
✈️ Norton Municipal Airport
✈️ Ottawa Municipal Airport
✈️ Philip Billard Municipal Airport in Topeka
✈️ Russell Municipal Airport
✈️ Sabetha Municipal Airport
✈️ Topeka Regional Airport
✈️ Tribune Municipal Airport

While our airports have worked hard to provide safe flying opportunities for Kansans and visitors, they have been severely impacted by decreased travel throughout this pandemic, and these grants will help support them with costs associated with COVID-19.

GOOD NEWS: The VA Eastern Kansas vaccination clinic will offer walk-in vaccinations in Emporia on April 28. Due to my le...
04/23/2021
VA to host walk-in vaccine clinic in Emporia

GOOD NEWS: The VA Eastern Kansas vaccination clinic will offer walk-in vaccinations in Emporia on April 28. Due to my legislation, the SAVE LIVES Act that was signed into law last month, veteran spouses and caregivers can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the Veterans Health Administration at the walk-in clinic.

Learn more about the clinic ⤵️

The VA Eastern Kansas Health System will host a walk-in vaccine clinic in Emporia on April 28.

Incredible shot of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket headed to the International Space Station over the U.S. Capitol! NASA Comm...
04/23/2021

Incredible shot of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket headed to the International Space Station over the U.S. Capitol!

NASA Commercial Crew Program members launched from U.S. soil at NASA's Kennedy Space Center this morning and have now safely reached orbit thanks to the great work of the NASA & SpaceX teams.

📷 Photo provided by NASA

Incredible shot of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket headed to the International Space Station over the U.S. Capitol!

NASA Commercial Crew Program members launched from U.S. soil at NASA's Kennedy Space Center this morning and have now safely reached orbit thanks to the great work of the NASA & SpaceX teams.

📷 Photo provided by NASA

Wishing a happy birthday to the U.S. Army Reserve. Throughout 113 years, the men and women of the reserve have never fai...
04/23/2021

Wishing a happy birthday to the U.S. Army Reserve. Throughout 113 years, the men and women of the reserve have never failed to meet the challenges of every emergency, both at home & abroad.

Wishing a happy birthday to the U.S. Army Reserve. Throughout 113 years, the men and women of the reserve have never failed to meet the challenges of every emergency, both at home & abroad.

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Senator Moran my name is David cardon live in Wichita Kansas I am disabled can you please explain to me why the people on disability and SSI have not received their stimulus checks yet we have went through Corona 19 and we were more vulnerable than anyone else I feel that we have suffered more than anyone else not being able to get out and about but yet we're the last to receive our stimulus checks I went to the IRS website and they won't even it says information not available can you help us out call IRS they don't have any answers I'll call social security they don't have any answers one's blaming the othersocial security saying they've sent IRS the information IRS is saying social security hat and send them the information bottom line is they've got all our information when they sent the $600 out in less than or right at a month ago what gives brother
How are you going to vote on the ignorant bill on magazines and Armalite Rifles?
Ranking Member Moran -Thank-you for your work on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the present. 💚 BUT - Please don't forgot about the tens of thousands of military personnel (including WACS, MP's, and Chemical Corps) that served on the historical Ft. McClellan, AL. Congress and the VA have largely ignored FMC's toxic legacy and the harm to U.S. military veterans! Veterans deserve MUCH better! Please support legislation like the TEAM ACT introduced yesterday by Senator's Tillis & Hassan! 💚
It is time to find out why the FBI had this Boulder shooting individual under their watch and allowed him to be able to purchase multiple guns. We have seen multiple times where the FBI has been negligent in their handling of existing gun laws. Either not inputting data timely or letting situations get out of control. In addition failure to follow up with investigating and dealing with Democrat crimes on computers in their possession. It is time to clean this agency up with a thorough investigation on what they know and when did they know it. Time and time again crime is allowed to continue while they have the evidence sitting in their labs!!!
Dear Senator Jerry Moran, I know that you are working hard to keep the left from destroying our country but I believe bring the GOP together and draw up Impeachment charges for President Biden for the real crimes he sold out our country when he was Obamas Vice President! Let's make no mistake this border crisis falls directly on Biden's shoulders along with the open border Democrats! This Illegal immigration is not unique the same open border issue was the same under Obama with Biden as Vice President! The difference is that Trump acknowledged that the only way to stop people from coming would be to make crossings too hard by building a border wall and the Democrats did everything they could to stop him. Biden is working towards giving citizenship to people who broke the laws of the United States by entering illegally. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see allowing amnesty for unauthorized immigrants would only incentivize more crossings. Such a move would be reckless and must be stopped. You need to be stopped by our legislators if they had the guts to file justified impeachment charges for him and his son for selling out our country to Russia and China! Regards, Christopher Lehman
I support this and hope you do too!
Do you support giving Medicare the authority to negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical companies?
Please help the unemployment office! some people are STILL waiting. Thank you.
It is way past time that something be done about guns in this country. Kansas giving guns to 18 year olds what are our Representatives thinking 🤔
ALWAYS Too Little Too Late, Jerry! Let’s get a Democrat replacement, Kansans!!! Please!