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Moran’s ‘thank you’ for GOP takeover includes commerce seat

“Sen. Jerry Moran’s got his reward for leading Republicans’ Senate takeover: a trio of plum committee assignments,” reported Politico, referring to the Kansas senator’s successful term as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Moran has a new spot on the Senate Commerce Committee on top of his seats on the powerful banking and appropriations panels. He also will join the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and continue on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “I was very well treated in my committee assignments,” Moran told Politico. “Hard to think that there is any set of committees that are more valuable and useful to me in the Senate.” – Rhonda Holman