WASHINGTON, DC – In recognition of her leadership on national security and foreign policy issues, Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) today was presented the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. This award, established in 1951, is the highest recognition presented to civilians by the Secretary of the Navy for “specific courageous or heroic acts or exceptionally outstanding service of substantial and long-term benefit to the Navy, Marine Corps, or Department of the Navy as a whole.”

“I am humbled by this incredible honor,” Congresswoman Granger said. “In my work in Congress, nothing is more important than national defense. I have worked hard to ensure that we have the military we need and the security we deserve. It has been the honor of my lifetime to help fund and support the men and women in uniform and their families. They sacrifice so much to keep us safe in these dangerous times. It is me who is grateful for their outstanding service. I thank the Navy for this award and pledge to continue fighting for our war-fighters in Congress.”

Congresswoman Granger represents the 12th Congressional District of Texas – where the Navy oversees Naval Air Station Fort Worth–Joint Reserve Base – and serves as Vice Chair of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. In this role, she has worked to provide for our critical national security needs under the current budget constraints. Additionally, Congresswoman Granger is the Sponsor of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3).