WASHINGTON — Two Kansas lawmakers have been named to leadership positions in the GOP.

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., announced Wednesday his election as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

“Before pursuing this position, I spoke with Sen. Bob Dole about his time representing Kansas in the United States Senate,” Moran said. “We discussed both the challenges and opportunities that accompanied his role in Senate leadership and how he used his leadership post to better represent Kansas.”

In the U.S. House, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., was elected as vice chair of the House Republican Conference by her Republican colleagues. The House Republican Conference is the leadership team that represents House Republicans and advances the party’s communication strategy.

“I whole-heartedly believe Republicans have the best ideas to help Americans get back to work,” Jenkins said Wednesday.