WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), the Chairwoman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after being elected by members of the House Republican Conference to serve as Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee: 
“I am humbled by the support of my colleagues and excited to get to work reforming the Appropriations Committee into one that prioritizes Members and delivers results for the American people. In an era of divided government, our committee will play a vital role in advancing Republican priorities. I look forward working alongside my colleagues in the House and Senate and with the Trump Administration to fix the appropriations process and advance conservative values in the 116th Congress.”

The House Appropriations Committee is one of the most powerful committees in Congress and is responsible for approving all government spending measures.