WASHINGTON  Today, top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement about the Department of Defense’s reprogramming action.

"I unequivocally support President Trump’s efforts to secure our nation’s borders and support our men and women in uniform.  Democrats have refused to work with us on border security, which has forced the President to redirect funds from other defense programs in the short term in order to secure the southern border.  The President has come up with a reasonable approach that will provide the funding necessary to address the border crisis without jeopardizing our national security. 

"I have confidence that the platforms manufactured by the world-class workforce in and around Texas District 12 will be preserved and jobs will be protected.  I will continue to fight to fund all of the defense programs that are so vital to our nation and the men and women who build them, while supporting the President’s efforts to secure our southern border."