Jerry Moran http://kmuw.org en Sen. Moran Says Problems At Wichita VA Put Veterans' Lives At Risk http://kmuw.org/post/sen-moran-says-problems-wichita-va-put-veterans-lives-risk <p>U.S. Senator Jerry Moran says the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita left its laboratories unstaffed for entire shifts and sometimes resorted to "begging, borrowing and manipulation" to obtain vital surgical equipment. Moran made the allegations in a letter sent last week to Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.</p><p>Moran says the problems at the Medical Center put veterans' lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:03:42 +0000 Associated Press 37970 at http://kmuw.org Sen. Jerry Moran Introduces New Bill That Would Help Veterans Pay For Emergency Care http://kmuw.org/post/sen-jerry-moran-introduces-new-bill-would-help-veterans-pay-emergency-care <p>A bill recently introduced in Congress will offer relief to veterans who’ve had to pay for emergency health services.</p><p>Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas both introduced the bill on Thursday.</p><p>It would eliminate a rule that prevents veterans from being reimbursed for emergency care if they haven’t been seen in a VA center for 24 months.</p><p>It comes after another bill Wednesday that makes it easier for veterans delayed in getting initial visits to receive VA-paid treatment from local doctors instead.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:48:36 +0000 Associated Press 35894 at http://kmuw.org Senator Moran 'Getting A Grip' On Digital Currency Bitcoin http://kmuw.org/post/senator-moran-getting-grip-digital-currency-bitcoin <p>Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran says he's still getting a grip on the implications of the virtual currency "Bitcoin."</p><p>Bitcoin has grown rapidly as a form of currency in the past few years.</p><p>Senator Moran serves on a subcommittee that deals with the banking aspects of national security and international trade and finance.</p><p>The panel met last week for its first hearing on Bitcoin, mostly to educate members about the currency and concerns surrounding it.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:09:59 +0000 Associated Press 26948 at http://kmuw.org Syria Strike Not Popular with Kansas Delegation http://kmuw.org/post/syria-strike-not-popular-kansas-delegation <p>The all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation is almost unanimous in its opposition to a U.S. military action in Syria. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:39:01 +0000 Stephen Koranda 23010 at http://kmuw.org