I have always been a strong supporter of cutting wasteful government spending and making sure that our precious taxpayer dollars are used wisely.
To protect and secure Social Security, pay down the national debt and promote a strong national defense, Congress must balance the need for valuable programs with the need for fiscal responsibility. We can’t afford to continue spending more money than we have.
I also believe that it is necessary to balance the budget without increasing taxes. Tax increases would hurt the District’s job creators and hard-working families whose finances are already stretched thin.
Rather than raising taxes, I will continue to look for ways to get government spending under control and once again balance the federal budget.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kay Granger issued the following statement after President Obama delivered the State of the Union speech.
“Tonight, the President correctly said that across-the-board defense cuts would harm our military readiness and jeopardize our national security, but he did not offer a specific solution to stop these devastating cuts. Today’s nuclear test in North Korea is a reminder of the risks our country continues to face. We must maintain a military capable of responding to serious threats around the world.
The President was on “Meet the Press” this morning, and he used the appearance to cast blame on House Republicans for not reaching a fiscal cliff deal. I wanted you to see Speaker John Boehner’s response to the President’s comments.
I wrote you a couple weeks ago about the status of fiscal cliff negotiations, and I wanted to give you update.
We have just days to reach a compromise if it is to be voted on before Christmas, and less than three weeks before we go over the cliff. The President and the Speaker of the House have been meeting more often, but big questions and big disagreements remain. Time is running short, but I am hopeful that a deal can be reached.
We are 31 days away from the fiscal cliff. Unless Congress acts before January 1, 2013, we will see an expiration of the Bush tax cuts along with major decreases in defense spending and other critical programs. Approximately 90% of Americans would see their taxes increase next year, and over two million jobs could be lost if these spending cuts and tax hikes take effect.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which requires the Obama Administration to sell at least 66 new F-16 C/D multirole fighter aircraft to Taiwan. The amendment is companion legislation to Granger’s House Bill, H.R. 2992, and Senators Cornyn and Menendez’ Taiwan Airpower Modernization Act of 2011. The amendment was adopted late Thursday evening by voice-vote.
You probably remember the Super Committee from last year and how it failed to find $1.2 trillion in spending cuts. Since the Super Committee could not come to an agreement, we now face a “sequester” that will enact across-the-board cuts - including a $500 billion cut to our defense budget. The sequestration option was intended to be so serious that it would force the Super Committee to get the job done. The worst possible situation happened and now the consequences of sequestration are set to take effect this coming January.
By Chris Vaughn
FORT WORTH -- Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Reps. Kay Granger and Joe Barton promised a hangar full of National Guard troops Wednesday that they will continue their knockdown fight with the Air Force over plans to move eight C-130 Hercules aircraft from Fort Worth to Montana.