Granger to lead panel on border emergency

9. July 2014 0 Comments

By Maria Recio

Star-Telegram Washington Bureau

Fort Worth Republican Congresswoman Kay Granger was tapped Tuesday to chair a working group of House Republicans on the border crisis, signaling growing GOP criticism of the Obama Administration’s response to the influx of more than 52,000 unaccompanied children, primarily in the Rio Grande Valley.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the administration had “failed” to stop tens of thousands of small children and families from Central America from crossing the U.S. border and asked Granger to lead the seven-member group, which includes Texas Reps. John Carter and Mike McCaul, and Florida’s Mario Diaz-Balart.

Monuments Men bill officially becomes law

24. June 2014 0 Comments

Weatherford Democrat

June 15, 2014

WEATHERFORD —

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday evening, President Barack Obama signed Congresswoman Kay Granger’s (TX-12) Monuments Men Recognition Act into law officially awarding the Monuments Men of World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal; Congress’ highest recognition for distinguished achievements and contributions.

“I am profoundly grateful that the legacy of the Monuments Men will now forever be honored and recognized by the United States. What started out as one of the greatest untold stories from World War II has become a celebrated chapter in our nation’s history,” said Granger. “We were reminded this past weekend how special the men and women are who make up the Greatest Generation and all the extraordinary sacrifices they made on our behalf. This generation of heroes is more than deserving of all the honors they have received and I am proud this gold medal can now be added to the list of recognitions of their distinguished service.”