February 1, 2006  


Granger Statement on President's State of the Union Remarks


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) released the following statement following President Bush’s State of the Union speech tonight.

“I was pleased to hear the President unwavering in his commitment to lowering healthcare costs. Families can’t afford coverage and the cost to businesses escalates yearly. It’s a national problem when you’ve got businesses having to choose between closing their doors or providing healthcare coverage to their employees,” said Congresswoman Kay Granger.

Granger added, “There’s also no doubt about this President’s determination to winning the global war on terror and the war in Iraq. It inspires my confidence to have a commander-in-chief who won’t run when the going gets tough and who will do whatever it takes to protect this country from present and future threats.”

Granger serves on the Appropriations Committee and the powerful Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. She also serves as a Deputy Majority Whip. Granger is the first and only female Republican to serve in the Texas House delegation. Granger represents the 12th District of Texas and is currently serving her fifth term in Congress.