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Kay Granger

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Kay Granger currently serves the 12th Congressional district of Texas

Kay Granger, a Republican, has represented the Twelfth Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997. (map)


Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Kay Granger voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Granger voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Oil Voting Record

Kay Granger has voted in favor for big oil companies on 80% of important oil-related bills. These bills include Iraq War Funding, Climate Change Studies, Clean Energy, and Ending Oil Subsidies. See below for oil money in politics.[citation needed]

Bio

Granger was born January 18, 1943 in Greenville, Texas. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University. She was elected to the Fort Worth city council in 1989 and she was elected Mayor of Fort Worth in 1991. Her achievements as mayor included a drop in violent crime. After the retirement of Congressman Pete Geren in 1996, both the Democratic and Republican parties worked to recruit Granger. Eventually, Granger declared that she was a Republican and ran as such. She won the seat by a narrow margin, but was reelected in 1998 by a large margin. Granger hasn't had a serious challenge to her seat yet, and ran unopposed in 2002.

Congressional career

Granger is considered a moderate/liberal Republican.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated John R. Morris to face Granger in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Granger retained her seat.

Following the elections, Granger was selected as the vice-chair of the House Republican Conference for the 110th Congress.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Kay Granger
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Oil Contributions

Kay Granger has received $106,150 in oil contributions during the 110th congress while representing district 12. $35,000 of those dollars were from industry PACS. In total, Granger has accepted $363,279 from oil companies since 2000. See above for oil voting record.[citation needed]

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction-Veterans Affairs

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Cacuses

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Kay Granger. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
440 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5071
Fax: 202-225-5683
Web Email
Website

District Office- Fort Worth:
1701 River Run Road, Suite 407
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-338-0909
Fax: 817-335-5852

Campaign Address:
715 Jones Street Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-870-5000
Fax:

Articles and resources

References

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
Vice Chairwoman Republican Conference
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Military Construction Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 1996
First Took Current Office:
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Mayor, Fort Worth, Fort Worth City Council,
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District Offices:
1. 1701 River Run Road, Suite 407, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-338-0909 / Fax: 817-335-5852
2. 715 Jones Street Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-870-5000 / Fax:




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Date of Birth: January 18, 1943