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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’s current term ends on 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]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 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 Nov 28, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Jerry Moran sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Moran was the primary sponsor of 47 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 47 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 (38%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Commerce (9%) Native Americans (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Sports and Recreation (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (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 Nov 2022, Moran missed 299 of 3,849 roll call votes, which is 7.8%. 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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