February 2, 2006  


Granger to Give Blunt's Nominating Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) will give Rep. Roy Blunt’s nominating speech for his run for the Majority Leader post at the closed-door, special GOP Conference session scheduled for noon today. Blunt asked Granger to give his main campaign speech because of her firm support of him and her leadership and hard work on the Whip Team.  



“I have known and worked closely with Roy for eight years and was honored when he asked me to give his nominating speech,” said Granger. “This is a tough, tough job. The person has to be able to juggle absolutely everything and also be available for and responsive to Members. And Roy’s done it. In fact he’s been doing the Majority Leader and Whip jobs at the same time. I’ve seen firsthand how effective he is – he’s there getting the job done when we need to get the votes, when it’s crunch time -- and know he’s the kind of solid, steady leader we need to lead us forward.”

Granger serves on the Appropriations Committee and the powerful Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. She also serves as a Deputy Majority Whip. Granger is the first and only female Republican to serve in the Texas House delegation. Granger represents the 12th District of Texas and is currently serving her fifth term in Congress.