September 28, 2006  


Granger Praises Passage of Military Commissions Act


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) today praised the passage of the Military Commissions Act (HR 6166).

“Congress did the right thing today by voting to authorize the use of military commissions to try terrorists like Khalid Sheik Mohammad, one of the original masterminds of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The families who lost loved ones on 9-11 deserve for justice to be served,” said Congresswoman Kay Granger.

The bill, which passed by a vote of 253-168, creates a judicial system to try terrorists captured in the War on Terror. It also protects American troops and intelligence agents fighting in the war by safeguarding them from frivolous lawsuits. The bill further codifies the definition of torture and adheres to international treaty requirements.

Granger was a cosponsor of the original House version of the bill.

“As we have heard many times, this is going to be a long war, and those of us in Congress must continue to provide the tools necessary to fight and win this war,” Granger added.

Granger serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Defense Appropriations and Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittees. 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.