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.
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
Last week, President Trump declared that the United States was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which was negotiated by the Obama Administration in 2015.
The premise of President Obama’s Iran deal was that in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, Iran would mitigate its bad behavior, submit to international inspections, and agree to destroy enough nuclear weapon producing materials to prevent it from producing a nuclear bomb.
Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), the Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement applauding the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), the Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement following the passage of H.R. 1625, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018:
Mr. Speaker, congress' number one responsibility is to provide for the defense of this nation. And this agreement enables us to it fulfill the most fundamental constitutional duty. This bill reflects the needs of our defense and intelligence experts so they have the resources needed to combat the threats of today and in the future.
This bill focused on readiness, modernization, and innovation. Without these funds our military can begin to rebuild after 16 years of war. The needs are great.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), the Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement on news regarding North Korea:
“This could be the breakthrough we have all hoped for. Establishing communication with North Korea while continuing to ensure that our defense is the strongest in the world is in our best interest. We stand behind President Trump this endeavor and pray for his success.”
Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):
“I congratulate the authorizers on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act which will establish policies for the Department of Defense.
“As Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I look forward to quickly completing the hard work necessary to fund our nation’s military and will carefully consider the funding recommendations contained in the authorization Act.
Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a final budget resolution:
“The vote by the House on this budget resolution puts us one step closer to passing historic tax reform, which will overhaul our broken tax code, increase paychecks for Texans, and create jobs here in America. As Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, it was also vital we passed a budget to lay the groundwork to rebuild our military.
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.
Congresswoman Kay Granger issued the following statement on on the Trump Administration’s Iran strategy: