U. S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) is a minority member of the US Senate Committee on Banking. He was elected to the United States Senate in 2010. Moran serves as chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Before his election to public office, Senator Moran attended Fort Hays State University and later the University of Kansas, where he completed a degree in economics. After an early career as a small town banker, he received his J.D. from the University of Kansas.