Today, Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Kay Granger (TX-12) issued the following statement upon learning that Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen plans to retire at the end of this Congress: 

“I’ve worked with Chairman Frelinghuysen for many years. He is a dear friend and colleague, and a tireless advocate for rebuilding our nation’s military. I have valued working alongside him on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, where he preceded me as chairman. I wish Rodney and his family all the best in his retirement. He is leaving a legacy of honesty and commitment to the nation.”