Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says shutdown will soon string farmers, aircraft plants

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: The Senate Appropriations Committee's Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman Jerry Moran (R-KS) listens to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Wray testified about this bureau's FY2019 budget request. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says he wants the shutdown to come to end, saying it will soon start to affect farmers and aircraft manufacturers.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Moran said Friday after touring three Wichita businesses that he’s “sorry” the government is in a shutdown.

He added that people who are dissatisfied with the government sometimes say, “Shut her down, it doesn’t matter.” But Moran says “the things that government does are important to many people.”

He says one effect of a protracted shutdown will be that aircraft manufacturers will be unable to deliver planes because the Federal Aviation Administration office in Oklahoma City that issues aircraft titles is closed.

He says farmers hurt by the trade battle with China also will have to wait for federal aid.