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Veterans

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.

More on Veterans

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.

May 29, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) issued the following statement after the release of the interim Inspector General Report regarding the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

May 21, 2014 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Veterans dying. Falsification of VA data. Months-long backlogs of veterans waiting for appointments are headlines that we should never read in this country.
The recent allegations and developments regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs are appalling. As the claims continue to grow over the failure to adequately provide health care services to our veterans, it is increasingly clear that more VA officials need to be held accountable.

December 9, 2013 Opinion

Special WWII art detectives unit deserves nation’s highest civilian honor


During World War II, amid the mounting loss of human life and the horrific destruction of European cities, a small group of men and women were assigned to a special unit with a very specific purpose.

December 5, 2013 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) introduced bipartisan legislation, The Monuments Men Recognition Act of 2013, H.R. 3658, to honor the famed “Monuments Men” of World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal. The Monuments Men and women helped locate famous works of art confiscated by the Nazis, and return them to their rightful owners.

July 3, 2013 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I’m sure many of you are putting the final touches on your Fourth of July plans.  I’ll be headed to the fireworks at Panther Island Pavilion on the Trinity River with my family.

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