The last time two women led a House committee, the year was 1977 and the panel was the Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop.
Forty-two years later, another female duo is in control.
This time it's one of the most powerful committees in Congress -- the House Appropriations Committee -- which is at the center of congressional power and spending.
When it became clear that Representative Nita M. Lowey, Democrat of New York, would lead the House Appropriations Committee, she received a cherrywood gavel, her name and new title engraved in silver.
It was a gift from Representative Kay Granger, Republican of Texas, a longtime committee colleague.
By Jennifer Shutt, CQ MAGAZINE
May 21, 2018
The House of Representatives hasn’t had two women lead a committee since the Select Committee on the House Beauty Shop was eliminated in 1977.
By Jen Judson and Joe Gould
WASHINGTON — A powerful lawmaker with State Department oversight is ripping the foreign military sales processes over lengthy delays in a letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Secretary of State John Kerry demanding they create a plan to fix issues.
By Kristen Tribe
Longtime Congresswoman Kay Granger spoke to a luncheon crowd of more than 100 Wednesday at the Decatur Civic Center.
Granger, first elected to represent the 12th Congressional District in 1997, is the only female Republican in the Texas delegation.
By Jack Douglas Jr. Senior Investigative Producer, CBS 11 News
April 7, 2015 11:08 AM
U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, a Fort Worth Republican, has been recognized for her work to fight the illegal poaching of wild animals throughout the world – a dangerous practice that she says can fund terrorism.
By Lesley Clark
The White House is restoring some of the military aid to Egypt that it had cut off in 2013 following a lethal crackdown on supporters of the country’s deposed president.
By Megan Scully, CQ Roll Call
As instability rocks the region, President Barack Obama on Tuesday agreed to release long-stalled military aid to Egypt, including the delivery of 12 F-16 fighter jets, 20 Harpoon missiles and as many as 125 M1A1 tanks, to help the U.S. ally battle rapidly spreading threats from the Islamic State and others.
By Leigh Munsil
Lockheed Martin took to Capitol Hill on Wednesday with an F-35 flight simulator and footage of the advanced fighter jet in flight to tout the economic benefits of the massive weapons project for companies supplying key components.