Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) today released the following statement concerning the recent events in Egypt:

"Egypt has long been an important ally, and its stability is essential for regional and global security.

"It is our sincere hope that Adli Mansour and the Egyptian military quickly move forward with democratic elections to establish a government that is inclusive of all of Egypt's vibrant and diverse population. A new government must address the concerns of the Egyptian people the Morsi government so flagrantly disregarded.  

"The United States will stand firm in support of human rights, a sound judiciary, freedom of expression, and a truly representative government for the people of Egypt."

Rep. Granger serves as the Chair of the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee.  Rep. Lowey serves as Ranking Member for both the Subcommittee and full Appropriations Committee.