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National Security

The issues of National Security are important to our district and to my work in Congress.

From the brave men and women who serve overseas and at the Naval Air Station – Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, to the hard-working Texans that design and manufacture the world’s most innovative weaponry, the 12th Congressional district plays an integral role in America’s national security. 

Since arriving in Congress, I have worked tirelessly to strengthen our nation’s military.  As a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I am proud to have an important seat at the table as Congress addresses our defense funding.  I will fight to strengthen our district’s contribution to the security of this country and be a vocal supporter of important weapons programs, including the F-22, H-1, V-22, and Joint Strike Fighter.  These programs are integral to our national security and play a vital role in our military’s offensive and defensive strategies.

Our service members and their families also play a critical role in America’s national security strategy.  I believe it is extremely important that we increase the quality of life for our men and women in uniform, their families and our nation’s veterans.  I am committed to fighting for our military families and supporting legislation that promotes the welfare of our service women and men. 

As the former Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, I am also proud to play a role in deploying our nation’s soft power as part of our overall national security strategy.  The Subcommittee’s work includes efforts to support our ally Israel and stop the spread of global terrorism.

C-130s
In 2012, I stood with Governor Rick Perry and members of the 136th Airlift Wing of the Texas Air National Guard to fight a costly and unnecessary Air Force proposal that looked to move the Texas National Guard C-130 squadron to Montana.  After months of hard work, I am proud that we were able keep the C-130s where they are needed and where they belong:  Fort Worth.

Global War on Terror
While more than a decade has passed, the horrifying images of September 11, 2001, have not faded.  We have been reminded by the shooting at Fort Hood and the bombings at the Boston Marathon that the threat of terrorism to our homeland has not faded.  We cannot afford to take these threats lightly or doubt the ever-increasing globalization of terrorism.  I am determined to defeat terrorism through a sound defensive position and unquestionable military might.

More on National Security

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), the top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Army announced their decision this week to award contracts for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft under the Future Vertical Lift program.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement on continued efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

“The Trump Administration and Texas officials are taking strong, decisive action to combat the spread of the coronavirus, and I am proud to work directly with those leading the response— from our local and state-level government officials, to my colleagues in Congress, and the White House’s coronavirus task force.

March 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), the top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Army announced their decision to move forward with one phase of the highly showcased Future Vertical Lift program.

March 14, 2020 E-Newsletter

Friends,

The spread of the coronavirus is an extremely serious situation. I want to update you on what is being done to protect Americans from this virus. I have had numerous briefings and talked with many experts and want you to know the Trump Administration is taking the right steps to protect you and your family’s health and to stabilize the economy during this extraordinary crisis.

March 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement following the House of Representatives passing H.R. 6201, the second coronavirus relief bill.

March 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement after President Donald Trump's Oval Office address on COVID-19. 

“President Trump has been the global leader from the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak that began in China last year. The bold measures the President announced tonight, including additional travel restrictions, are critical for an immediate and effective response to what has now been declared a pandemic," said Ranking Member Granger.

March 6, 2020 E-Newsletter

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February 24, 2020 Press Release

MCALLEN – Today, Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist invited Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) to visit the southern border near McAllen, Texas. As the top Republican on the Appropriations Committee, Granger has fought tirelessly to support President Donald Trump’s efforts to provide meaningful border security, including $2.75 billion over the past two years to build a physical barrier along the border. After visiting U.S.

February 24, 2020 Press Release

FORT WORTH – Top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) hosted Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist in Fort Worth for a tour of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 facility, conducting oversight on aircraft production and discussing the future of the U.S. military. Secretary Norquist visited the facility with Granger so that he could see first-hand the world’s most lethal fifth-generation aircraft.

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