WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) will remain the Chairwoman of the House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee. Today, the House Republican Steering Committee released the names of the Members who will lead the Appropriations subcommittees for the 114th Congress. Granger will also remain vice-chair of the Defense subcommittee. In January, when the new Congress convenes, she will become the 4th highest ranking Republican on the committee and the highest ranking Republican woman on the committee.
“I am honored to have the trust and support of Chairman Rogers and of my colleagues. I look forward to continuing the vital work of overseeing all U.S. foreign investments and working to ensure we maintain a robust national defense to meet the needs of the United States and our allies. Over the last four years as the chair of the subcommittee, I am proud of our efforts to prioritize the programs that have worked efficiently, while making cuts to inefficient or redundant programs. In the process, we have made the State and Foreign Operations budget leaner, but more effective.

“The world is a very complicated place today and the U.S. faces some of the most difficult foreign policy and national security challenges in our history. Our investments in our defense and foreign policy must reflect the seriousness of these challenges and exhibit strong U.S. leadership aboard. We must continue to have aggressive oversight and constantly assess the success of our foreign assistance. Additionally, we must continue to make smart investments and be responsible stewards of taxpayer funds.”  
The State and Foreign Operations subcommittee plays a critical role in U.S. national security policy. From supporting key allies like Israel, funding embassy security, addressing the spread of Ebola, and stopping the spread of global terrorism, Granger oversees many of the key programs that invest in the protection of the homeland. As the Chairwoman, she has cut spending while prioritizing programs that have proven results.
The Defense subcommittee ensures the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force has the resources they need to provide all the resources our service members need and to ensure our defense supremacy in the world. With the Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, the development of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the building of Bell Helicopter’s V-22 Osprey, and many other important defense companies based in the 12th District and throughout North Texas, the communities Granger represents makes enormous contributions to America’s security at home and abroad.