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Sen. Jerry Moran

Senator for Kansas

pronounced JEH-ree // muh-RAN

Moran is the senior senator from Kansas and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Moran is next up for reelection in 2028 and serves until Jan 3, 2029. He is 69 years old.

He was previously the representative for Kansas’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1997 to 2010.

Photo of Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Moran.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Moran is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Moran has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 29, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Jerry Moran sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Moran was the primary sponsor of 51 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 51 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Moran sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (41%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Native Americans (8%) Sports and Recreation (8%) Commerce (8%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Moran recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Moran voted Aye

Moran voted Nay

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2023, Moran missed 327 of 4,152 roll call votes, which is 7.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: