Read our 2019 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jul 2, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jerry Moran sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chair
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee Chair
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection subcommittee Chair
- Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Moran was the primary sponsor of 31 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3084: 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: Major Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2020
- S. 3503: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education converted to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situations in the ...
- S. 3450: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education converted to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situations in the ...
- S.J.Res. 61: A joint resolution approving the request of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a waiver under section 1703E(f) of title 38, United States Code.
- S. 2584: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- S. 576: Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act of 2019
Does 31 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 (36%) Commerce (12%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Native Americans (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)
Some of Moran’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3962: Asset Growth Restriction Act of 2020
- S. 3899: Veterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020
- S. 3797: Small Packer Overtime and Holiday Fee Relief for COVID-19 Act of 2020
- S. 3705: Private-Public Partnership to Preserve Jobs in the Aviation Manufacturing Industry Act of 2020
- S. 3678: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for payment ...
- S. 3503: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs ...
- S. 3456: Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act of 2020
From Jan 2011 to Jul 2020, Moran missed 191 of 2,802 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% 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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