|April 5, 2006|
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Last Thursday, Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) joined fellow Members of Congress to stuff care packages for U.S. service men and women at the United Service Organization’s (USO) 4th Annual Congressional Care Package Stuffing Party on Capitol Hill. Granger, along with fellow Members of Congress, stuffed over 1,500 care packages now being mailed to U.S. troops deployed for operation Iraqi freedom and operation enduring freedom. Care package items include: dop kits, body wipes, cameras, playing cards and other items.
Granger has traveled to Iraq twice since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. When in Iraq, she met with U.S. soldiers who consistently told her how proud they were of the progress being made in Iraq. As Chair of the Iraqi Women’s Caucus, Granger has also worked extensively with Iraqi Women to help prepare them for elected office as they lead their country toward a stable and free Iraq.
On February 4, the USO celebrated its 65th birthday. The organization currently has more than 33,000 volunteers and employees who proudly serve America’s men and women in uniform and their families at more than 120 USO centers around the world.
Granger serves on the Appropriations Committee and the 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.