Jerry Moran is a junior Republican Senator from Kansas. Born in Kansas, he attended the University of Kansas and University of Kansas School of Law. After working in private law for several years, he then worked as a state special assistant attorney general and a deputy attorney. From 1989-1997, he served on the Kansas state senate. He then served six terms for the House of Representatives before being elected to his current position in 2010. He was reelected 2016.
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Moran chaired the National Republican Senatorial Committee beginning in 2012. His chairmanship is widely credited with helping the GOP win 9 Senate seats, retaking the Senate majority for the first time since 2006.
Moran expressed disapproval of Trump's travel ban earlier this year, saying he did not support the ban of lawful US citizens.
Moran does, however, consistently vote conservatively. He voted to confirm Betsy DeVos and voted against the Manchin-Toomey Act that would have expanded background checks and gun control.
He is a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline and has denied that human activity contributes to climate change.
He also is pro-life and opposes same-sex marriage.
Jerry Moran was an instrumental vote in stopping the Senate's revision of the GOP Healthcare Bill from heading to a vote. On July 17, he announced he would be voting no. He is quoted as saying, “There are serious problems with Obamacare, and my goal remains what it has been for a long time: to repeal and replace it,” Mr. Moran said in a statement. “This closed-door process unfortunately has yielded the” Senate repeal bill, which he asserted, “failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act or address health care’s rising costs.” Moran has advocated for an open legislative process while also arguing parts of the proposed bill don't go far enough to repeal Obamacare. His call for open legislative processes should be acknowledged and appreciated, but we should still be aware of his personal stances when moving forward.
In 1974, he interned for US Representative Keith Sebelius during Nixon's impeachment proceedings. Literally could not find a better fun fact because he is a conservative white male.