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Sen. Jerry Moran

Senator for Kansas

pronounced JE-ree // muh-RAN

Moran is the junior senator from Kansas and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Moran is next up for reelection in 2022.

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 2018 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 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 May 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Jerry Moran sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Moran was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 (15%) Commerce (10%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Taxation (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Native Americans (7%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Moran voted Yea

Veto Sustained 53/45 on May 2, 2019.

A recently House-passed bill, which seems likely to pass in the Senate, could mark President Trump's first veto in office. ## Context Yemen has been ...

Moran voted Yea

Joint Resolution Passed 54/46 on Mar 13, 2019.

A recently House-passed bill, which seems likely to pass in the Senate, could mark President Trump's first veto in office. ## Context Yemen has been ...

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 May 2019, Moran missed 145 of 2,366 roll call votes, which is 6.1%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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