WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), the Chairwoman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the Republican Steering Committee voted to elect her as the next GOP leader on the House Appropriations Committee: 

“It is an enormous honor to be able to serve as the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee.  I appreciate the vote of confidence from the Steering Committee and all of the help and support I’ve received from so many Members.  The hard work to reform the committee begins today.  I am looking forward to fighting for conservative values and holding the Democrats accountable in the 116th Congress.”