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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

October 13, 2017 E-Newsletter

Iran continues to pose a threat to the United States and our allies. As Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am committed to keeping Americans safe and preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Dear Friends,

October 13, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Kay Granger issued the following statement on on the Trump Administration’s Iran strategy:

August 22, 2017 Press Release
“I wholeheartedly support the President’s decision to follow Defense Secretary James Mattis’ recommendation to increase troop levels in Afghanistan. This modest increase will allow us to provide better support to the Afghan security forces and ensure we continue to have a strong ally in the fight against terrorism. In addition, it is important that Pakistan is working with us to deny terrorists a safe haven.”
August 7, 2017 Press Release
Human trafficking isn’t something we think of as being a major problem in America, but the truth is that no part of the country is immune, including our corner of North Texas. My latest opinion piece in Sunday's Star-Telegram talks about what Congress is doing to end human trafficking with tougher penalties for sex traffickers and increased support for victims, and how local Fort Worth leaders are responding to the challenge and helping protect our most vulnerable.
August 7, 2017 In The News
Human trafficking isn’t something we think of as being a major problem in America, but the truth is that no part of the country is immune, including our corner of North Texas. My latest opinion piece in Sunday's Star-Telegram talks about what Congress is doing to end human trafficking with tougher penalties for sex traffickers and increased support for victims, and how local Fort Worth leaders are responding to the challenge and helping protect our most vulnerable.
July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) today applauded the passage of the $658 billion Defense Appropriations bill as a major step toward the rebuilding and modernization of the military. 

July 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Texas) was honored yesterday at a Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.

Granger, who serves as chairwoman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, was recognized Tuesday evening at the traditional summer parade for her sustained commitment to America’s servicemen and women.  

June 30, 2017 Opinion

By Rep. Kay Granger

Originally published in Defense News on June 30, 2017.

June 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Defense Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-Texas) today delivered the following opening statement at the full House Appropriations Committee’s markup of the defense spending bill:

“Today we are marking up the defense appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2018. 

“Congress’s number one responsibility is to provide for the defense of this nation. It is this bill that fulfills that most fundamental constitutional duty.

June 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), chairwoman of the House Defense Appropriations panel, today said President Trump's budget request for the Pentagon falls short of what's needed to ensure military readiness and said mandatory spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011 must be removed. 

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