Washington, DC- Congresswoman Kay Granger’s office released the following statement in regards to a tentative power-sharing agreement between Hamas and Fatah.  Granger is currently in the Middle East meeting with senior members of the Israeli and Egyptian governments as well as the Palestinian Authority: 

“Congresswoman Granger is in the Middle East looking at U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority and Egypt.  In the current budget environment, all of our foreign assistance needs to be carefully examined.  Recent reports of a reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah demonstrate how quickly events are changing throughout the region and reinforce the need for continuous oversight and evaluation of U.S. investments.  If a power-sharing agreement with a terrorist organization becomes a reality in the Palestinian territories, the U.S. will be forced to reexamine our aid to the Palestinian Authority.”