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Moran Blasts Taiwan

First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran had some tough words for Taiwan late last week.

Congressman Moran blasted the Taiwanese government after the island nation’s Parliament voted to block imports of U.S. beef products.

Moran said, “The failure to repeal the decision to block imports of U.S. ground beef and beef offal, risks jeopardizing future trade agreements between the U.S. and Taiwan.”

The Kansas beef industry accounts for more than $6-billion in annual revenue. Total U.S. beef exports to Taiwan were valued at $128-million in 2008.

Moran is a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee.

Speaking of Congressman Moran, Kansas Republicans spent a portion of the Kansas Day Weekend refereeing some bruised feelings in the Party’s 2-man race for the right to claim Sam Brownback’s seat in the U.S. Senate.

Reportedly Moran’s campaign has raised as an issue Representative Todd Tiahrt’ decision to keep a home in the Washington D.C. area.

A spokesperson for Moran said, “If you move to Washington, you’re very vulnerable to losing touch with the people you serve.”

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