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.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Moran.
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 Jun 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jerry Moran sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee Ranking Member
- Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Moran was the primary sponsor of 39 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 134: A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a retraining assistance program for unemployed veterans, and for other purposes.
- S. 2330 (116th): Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020
- S. 4511 (116th): Veteran Benefits Enhancement and Expansion Act of 2020
- S. 4579 (116th): Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2020
- S. 4287 (116th): COVID–19 Benefits for Active Duty Servicemembers, the Reserve Components, and their Survivors Act of 2020
- S. 3084 (116th): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the limitation on pay for certain high-level employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- S. 3414 (116th): Major Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2020
Does 39 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).
Moran sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (44%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Commerce (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Native Americans (6%)
Some of Moran’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2160: A bill to prohibit the Administrator of General Services from establishing per diem ...
- S. 1863: Guaranteeing Healthcare Access to Personnel Who Served Act
- S. 1682: No Land Grab Act of 2021
- S. 1494: Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act of 2021
- S. 1446: A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress ...
- S. 1307: Department of Veteran Affairs Provider Accountability Act
- S. 1112: Chisholm National Historic Trail and Western National Historic Trail Designation Act
From Jan 2011 to Jun 2021, Moran missed 229 of 3,209 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% 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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