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There are many veterans that live in our district and their issues are important to me and to my work in Congress.

Our nation’s men and women in uniform are America’s greatest asset and the globe’s strongest defenders of freedom and democracy.  Their sacrifices throughout our nation’s history have laid the foundation for the freedoms and fortunes we enjoy today. It is our responsibility to make sure America cares for these brave individuals when they come home.

As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am proud of my work to continually ensure the commitment we’ve made to our veterans has been met.

Unfortunately, there are still too many stories of our veterans returning to a system that does not support their needs.  I strongly believe those who have served and sacrificed for our country are entitled to affordable health care and have therefore opposed significant increases in TRICARE fees.  I also have and will continue to support legislation that allows for concurrent receipt of retiree and disability benefits.

Additionally, it is important to acknowledge that as the demands on a nation’s military change over time, so do the needs of our veterans.  Veterans of the Global War on Terrorism are returning home with injuries and illnesses unique to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  As a result, it is important that our support for them is tailored to their specific needs. 

I take the role of providing for our nation’s veterans very seriously and will continue to champion legislation that gives these brave women and men the support they so richly deserve.

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March 27, 2020 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

I have always seen our nation’s men and women in uniform as America’s greatest asset, and they are a top priority for me as your representative in Washington. It is our responsibility to make sure our country and our community care for our heroes when they come home. Texas District 12’s veterans’ service organizations are dedicated to making sure no veteran is ever forgotten, especially the over 55,300 veterans in our district.


December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), the Republican Leader of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today upon House passage of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

October 1, 2019 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Veterans play a large and distinct role in the future and economic prosperity of our community in North Texas. With industrial partners like Lockheed Martin, Bell, and other non-defense interests, our region is primed to benefit from the unique skills and education that our nation’s military veterans can provide. 

September 4, 2019 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

The USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship and the first U.S. ship to be named after the city of Fort Worth. One of the greatest honors of my life was being chosen as the sponsor of the USS Fort Worth. Throughout the year, the people of the City of Fort Worth have an opportunity to send care packages, letters of support, and other tokens to show our deep appreciation to the sailors of the USS Fort Worth for their service on this great ship.

February 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and member of the Homeland Security Conference Committee, issued the following statement following the State of the Union Address:

November 9, 2017 E-Newsletter

Tomorrow is Veterans Day – a time for us to honor all who have served our nation in uniform.

November 10, 2017

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow is Veterans Day – a time for us to honor all who have served our nation in uniform.

Our nation’s men and women in uniform are America’s greatest asset. Their sacrifices throughout our nation’s history have laid the foundation for the freedoms we enjoy today.

March 17, 2017 E-Newsletter

I often hear from veterans in the 12th District about their dealings with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – both good and bad. That is why I am proud to support legislation in the House which takes important steps to help our veterans.

Dear Friend,

While there are many hardworking and dedicated employees at the VA, including many veterans themselves, the current system makes it too hard to hold poor-performing employees accountable. The result is inadequate services for veterans and difficulty in retaining talented employees.

January 22, 2015 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

August 7, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

In July, I had the honor of delivering the commencement address to the graduating students of Columbia College in Fort Worth.

For those who may not be as familiar with Columbia College, it’s located on the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and is unique because a majority of the student population serves in the military. In fact, out of the three colleges that make up the Columbia College system nationwide, one in every four of their enrolled students is serving in the military.

May 30, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

On Wednesday, the Inspector General released its interim report regarding the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

The findings of the IG report are inexcusable. This report backs up the allegations of a systematic failure at the VA and shows criminal type behavior took place to conceal wait times and deny veterans the health care they are owed and deserve. I believe all those involved must be held accountable for these reprehensible actions of mismanagement and neglect that have put too many lives at risk.