Senator Jerry Moran apparently had a busy Thursday after seeing the passage of the Keystone XL Pipeline in the senate, and introducing a new bill lifting the United States travel ban with Cuba.
On Thursday Senator Moran said, “The new Senate Majority has shown in just a few short weeks what can be accomplished when the United States Senate returns to its roots of regular order, allows open debate on good ideas, and allows for a fair amendment process. While this vote to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline should have happened years ago, I am very pleased the Senate has finally been given the opportunity to take bipartisan action on an issue of such importance to American job-creation and energy independence. When this legislation reaches President Obama’s desk, he will finally be forced to decide whether increases in energy security and American jobs trump special interest politics.”
Senator Moran partnered with fellow Republican Senator Jeff Flake, from Arizona, on a new bill to lift the current travel ban with Cuba. Senator Moran believes the bill will be a boon for American farmers as the island nation must bring in food to sustain itself. Senator Moran said “Amending these antiquated regulations is not just about increasing travel for Kansans and Americans. I believe closer ties with Cuba could help change the nature of the relationship between the Cuban people and their repressive government.”