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Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran emphasized the importance of drones to the state's economy Thursday at a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Moran, Wichita State University President John Bardo and many leaders in aviation met at a forum at the National Institute for Aviation Research, or NIAR.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that he feels that the government is on a good path as far as drone use goes, but that he has concerns about private sector use. He says officials are looking at ways of registering drones so that they can be traced.

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The U.S. Senate has approved bi-partisan legislation to clarify the circumstances under which veterans are allowed to get medical care from their hometown providers at the VA’s expense. Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson has more…

Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts are headlining a summit of the Kansas congressional delegation today in Wichita.

The event is hosted by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and the Wichita Metro Chamber at Hotel at Old Town.

Moran, Roberts and members of the state's U.S. House delegation will offer remarks in the afternoon, then take questions.

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.

Moran says the problems at the Medical Center put veterans' lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.

A bill recently introduced in Congress will offer relief to veterans who’ve had to pay for emergency health services.

Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas both introduced the bill on Thursday.

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.

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.

Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran says he's still getting a grip on the implications of the virtual currency "Bitcoin."

Bitcoin has grown rapidly as a form of currency in the past few years.

Senator Moran serves on a subcommittee that deals with the banking aspects of national security and international trade and finance.

The panel met last week for its first hearing on Bitcoin, mostly to educate members about the currency and concerns surrounding it.

The all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation is almost unanimous in its opposition to a U.S. military action in Syria.