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Budget

I have always been a strong supporter of cutting wasteful government spending and making sure that our precious taxpayer dollars are used wisely.

To protect and secure Social Security, pay down the national debt and promote a strong national defense, Congress must balance the need for valuable programs with the need for fiscal responsibility. We can’t afford to continue spending more money than we have.

I also believe that it is necessary to balance the budget without increasing taxes. Tax increases would hurt the District’s job creators and hard-working families whose finances are already stretched thin.

Rather than raising taxes, I will continue to look for ways to get government spending under control and once again balance the federal budget.

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May 16, 2018 Opinion

We must always be careful stewards of the taxpayer’s hard-earned money. That’s why I was proud to sign on as an original co-sponsor of President Trump’s rescissions package which he submitted to Congress last week. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, I understand more than most in Congress that President Trump’s proposal rescinding $15 billion -- the largest in history -- is necessary.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement after H. J. RES. 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the constitution, failed in the U.S. House of Representatives: 

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

“Our current tax code is too long, too complicated and is a drag on the economy. With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we have a historic opportunity to simplify the tax code and lower the overall tax rate for both individuals and businesses, creating new jobs and new opportunities for Texans.

June 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), chairwoman of the House Defense Appropriations panel, today said President Trump's budget request for the Pentagon falls short of what's needed to ensure military readiness and said mandatory spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011 must be removed. 

June 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, chairwoman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following opening statement at this morning’s hearing on the Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2018 budget request:

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) today released the following statement on the White House budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018:

April 28, 2017 E-Newsletter

The federal government’s first responsibility is to provide for our common defense. If the federal government is not open, our men and women in uniform are put at an unacceptable disadvantage.

Dear Friend,

Today I voted in favor of the one week continuing resolution to keep the government open. While not ideal, this added time will allow Congress to continue negotiating a final funding agreement for Fiscal Year 2017.

December 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), the chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations and vice-chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, made the following statement on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday highlighting the national security provisions in the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus federal funding bill:

Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of this omnibus Appropriations bill.  My top priority is to ensure we provide for our national security. This omnibus does precisely that.

October 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement on the comprehensive budget agreement approved by the House of Representatives Wednesday:

“The budget agreement approved by the House of Representatives Wednesday ensures that Congress provides funding needed to support our nation’s national defense. It will stabilize the budget process, allowing our military to plan and conduct exercises and operations, procure vital warfighting equipment and pay our service members.

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