Rep. Kay Granger

A leader in national defense and global security, Congresswoman Kay Granger represents the 12th District of Texas. Since making history in 1997 as the first Republican woman to represent Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives, Granger has earned her reputation in Congress as an influential conservative leader. In 2022, Congresswoman Granger was elected by her colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee in the 118th Congress. 

She was previously the first Republican woman to sit on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and went on to serve as the Chairwoman of the powerful subcommittee, which accounts for the majority of all federal funding appropriated by the Committee. She also previously served as the Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee.

Because of her commitment to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, Congresswoman Granger played a key role in funding the current Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. and Israel, which has allowed cooperation between our countries to reach unprecedented heights.