FORT WORTH – Congresswoman Kay Granger, lead Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.

“The horror that was brought upon Uvalde, Texas leaves me in shock and disbelief.  The grief of the parents and loved ones of those murdered is immeasurable.  As a former schoolteacher, I am heartbroken to see, once again, a place of learning and a strong community in such anguish.   A school should be a place of safety.

“I join all Americans in prayer and hope that God’s love be with our neighbors in this most painful and incomprehensible time.”