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Sen. Jerry Moran

Senator for Kansas

pronounced JE-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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

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 2019 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, 2017 to Jan 19, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 90% The Club for Growth: 71% American Civil Liberties Union: 38% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D League of Conservation Voters: 14% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 4% Human Rights Campaign: 0%

Enacted Legislation

Moran was the primary sponsor of 36 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 36 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 (39%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Commerce (11%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Native Americans (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Moran’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Moran voted Nay

Motion Agreed to 89/4 on Jul 13, 2016.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for fiscal year 2017. The bill was introduced as ...

Moran voted Aye

Moran voted Nay

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Jan 2021, Moran missed 212 of 2,967 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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