January 17, 2007  


Granger Statement Supporting Johnson's Bill to Oppose Cutting Funding for Troops


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth), Vice Chair of the Republican Conference, today issued the following statement in support of Rep. Sam Johnson's (R-TX) bill that would prohibit Congress from cutting off funding for troops currently on the battlefield.

"I support this bill and urge my colleagues to support it as well. This bill ensures that Congress will not cut off funding for our troops while they remain on the battlefield, including troops currently being sent to fight in Iraq.

"While there have been many thoughtful proposals for a way forward in Iraq, cutting off troop funding is not a responsible one. If my Democrat Colleagues disagree with the options that have been proposed, they have a duty to offer a serious and detailed proposal for victory. The consequences are too significant to do otherwise."