Washington - Congresswoman Kay Granger, Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, released the following statement regarding the ongoing violence in Egypt: 

“While Egypt has long been an important ally of the United States and has been a critical, stabilizing force in the Middle East, I call on the Egyptian government to exercise restraint when responding to the protestors.  I urge the opposition to show restraint as well.  Violence will not yield a positive outcome for either side.”