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
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) announced today that she has been named Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee for the 115th Congress. This subcommittee oversees more than 50 percent of total House Appropriations Committee funding.
WASHINGTON, DC – In recognition of her leadership on national security and foreign policy issues, Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) today was presented the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. This award, established in 1951, is the highest recognition presented to civilians by the Secretary of the Navy for “specific courageous or heroic acts or exceptionally outstanding service of substantial and long-term benefit to the Navy, Marine Corps, or Department of the Navy as a whole.”
Fort Worth, TX – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the Administration did not veto the one-sided United Nations anti-Israel resolution.
Fort Worth, TX – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, issued the following statement in advance of the vote on the one-sided United Nations anti-Israel resolution.
Fort Worth, TX – Congresswoman Kay Granger released the following statement after Israel took delivery of its first pair of F-35I Adir fighters.
When I got to Congress, I said that our nation’s defense would be my focus. I’ve served on the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee for 10 years, rising through the ranks to become vice chairwoman. I’ve studied these issues and know how America’s diplomacy and defense work together to keep us safe.
Congresswoman Kay Granger was invited to join the Presidential delegation as the President and his guests travel to Jerusalem for the funeral service of former President of Israel, Shimon Peres. Congresswoman Granger released the following statement on her way to the funeral service, which will be held Friday.
Congresswoman Kay Granger was one of a select group of people invited to attend the signing ceremony for the new U.S. defense aid package for Israel known as a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Congresswoman Granger has been a staunch advocate for Israel and strengthening the U.S. – Israel relationship. During the signing ceremony, Congresswoman Granger was recognized for her role in helping get the 10-year, $38 billion agreement completed.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to begin by noting your continued support for the State-Foreign Operations bill. Our allocation of $52 billion has allowed us to produce a good bill that addresses many bipartisan priorities.
I also want to thank my friend, Mrs. Lowey, for her dedication to this Subcommittee.
Chairwoman Kay Granger presented the following opening statement at the Subcommittee markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill. The bill was reported without opposition to the full Appropriations Committee:
I would like to welcome everyone to today’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations bill for the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.