WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Kay Granger (TX), released the following statement after the Republican Conference officially named her Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee for the 118th Congress.
“Serving on the Appropriations Committee has been one of the greatest honors of my time in Congress. For over two decades, I’ve worked to ensure that taxpayer money is used responsibly and that our military has the resources it needs to protect the American people. My colleagues put their trust in me as ranking member, and I am deeply humbled to serve as the first Republican woman to lead the Committee as chair.
“As the committee responsible for federal funding, it’s our responsibility to reduce spending where we can and ensure that we prioritize resources on national security. As the former chair of the defense subcommittee and as someone who has thousands of service members and hundreds of defense contractors in my district, I know how important it is that we have a strong defense.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues, both on and off the Committee, to fulfill our Commitment to America by advancing Republican values, passing conservative appropriations bills, and holding the administration accountable.”