|September 18, 2006|
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) issued the following statement in response to President Bush's press conference this morning at which he addressed the need for Congress to pass the Terrorist Tribunal bill.
"The most important responsibility for the Congress and the President is protecting the American people and providing for our national security. The Terrorist Tribunal bill that passed out of the House Armed Services Committee this week, and that the House will vote on next week, provides clear guidelines for our intelligence officials to follow while dually allowing the U.S. to try terrorists accused of brutally killing and plotting to kill innocent Americans. This is an important piece of legislation that Congress needs to pass immediately.
"America holds herself to the highest moral standard possible. The terrorists do not. And they continue to plot to kill Americans and free people around the world. The Terrorist Tribunal bill will further provide our intelligence officials the tools necessary to fight and win this War on Terror."
Granger sits on the Appropriations Committee and serves on the Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations 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.