“I am honored to have the support and trust of my colleagues,” Granger said. “My experience as a longtime member of the Appropriations Committee, a member of the leadership team and now as a Ranking Member provides a unique and rewarding record of service to the 12th District and the Congress.”
As the highest-ranking Republican member on the subcommittee, Granger will be a leading voice in decisions that affect both the defense industry at home and the
Granger’s foreign policy role will also affect North Texas’ robust defense industry, as the State-Foreign Operations subcommittee vets and approves foreign military financing and foreign military sales. The defense industry is a critical partner of the
"Congresswoman Granger is a strong leader in Washington and we are gratified to learn of her expanded responsibilities as the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations,” Ralph D. Health, President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics said. “Congresswoman Granger brings tremendous expertise and experience to an important role in this increasingly challenging international security environment. The people of the 12th district of Texas should continue to be proud of her achievements supporting both the district and our nation’s priorities.”
“Congresswoman Kay Granger has always been an outstanding public servant and we in the greater
Granger, in her seventh term as a Member of Congress, has served on the Appropriations Committee since 1999. During her tenure on the committee, she has served on a variety of subcommittees including Energy & Water, Defense, Homeland Security, and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs.
Granger, who has long been known as a leading defense expert, adds a foreign policy portfolio that will benefit the
“This new experience will allow me to provide a broader perspective and influence on how we interact with our allies and adversaries around the world,” Granger said. “The
The Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations has jurisdiction over the Departments of State, Defense and Treasury as well as agencies such as the U.S. Peace Corps and the Trade and Development Agency.
“Kay’s tireless and principled work on the Appropriations Committee, her service on the Subcommittee on Defense, and her long-time interest in international and counter-terrorism issues make her a great fit as the new senior Republican on the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee,” Congressman Jerry Lewis (CA-41) said. “I have had the honor of serving with Kay for many years, and her dedication, excellent reputation and record, and her level-headed decision making ability has placed her in a class with few rivals. I look forward to working with her throughout this next Congress as we strive to address the many serious international challenges facing our nation.”
Additionally, the Sister Cities program is funded through the State-Foreign Operations subcommittee. Sister Cities International is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between the
Reps. Kay Granger and Jo Ann Emerson, Financial Services subcommittee, (MO-08) are the first Republican women to hold the position of Ranking Member on the House Appropriations committee.