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Granger voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Granger voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
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Kay Granger
Kay Granger.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 12
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1997-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPete Geren (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,014,963
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas
1991-1995
Member of Fort Worth City Council
1989-1991
Member of Zoning Commission, Fort Worth, Texas
1981-1989
Education
High schoolEastern Hills High School
Bachelor'sTexas Wesleyan University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 18, 1943
Place of birthGreenville, Texas
ProfessionHigh School Teacher, Insurance Executive
Net worth$1,092,505
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Kay Granger (b. January 18, 1943 in Greenville, Texas) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Granger represents Texas' 12th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 1996.

Granger most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. She defeated Dave Robinson (D) and Matthew Solodow (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[1]

Granger began her political career as a member of the Zoning Commission of Fort Worth, Texas, from 1981 to 1989. She then served on the Fort Worth City Council from 1989 to 1991 and as the Mayor of Fort Worth from 1991 to 1995.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Granger is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

After earning her bachelor's from Texas Wesleyan University, Granger went on to teach high school and operate an insurance agency before pursuing her political career.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Granger serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations Chair
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

2011-2012

Granger was a member of the following House committees:[2]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Chair
    • Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations
    • Subcommittee of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

Issues

Legislative actions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Granger voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[4]

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Granger's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Granger voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Granger voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Granger voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Granger voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[10]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Granger voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[11] The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Granger voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[13]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Granger voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[14]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kay Granger endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [15]

Earmarks

A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.[16] According to the report, Granger has helped obtain $51.9 million in earmarks toward a project to make over downtown Fort Worth and reroute the Trinity River. Until 2010, Granger co-owned a condominium building with her son about a half-mile south of the project. Her son is director of the group in charge of the project.[17]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 12th congressional district elections, 2014

Granger is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 12th congressional district elections, 2012

Granger won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 12th District. She defeated Bill Lawrence in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. She then defeated Dave Robinson (D) and Matthew Solodow (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[18][19]

U.S. House, Texas District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Granger Incumbent 70.9% 175,649
     Democratic Dave Robinson 26.7% 66,080
     Libertarian Matthew Solodow 2.4% 5,983
Total Votes 247,712
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Texas District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKay Granger Incumbent 80.2% 34,828
Bill Lawrence 19.8% 8,611
Total Votes 43,439

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Granger is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Granger raised a total of $8,014,963 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[28]

Kay Granger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 12) Won $1,375,456
2010 US House (Texas, District 12) Won $1,341,260
2008 US House (Texas, District 12) Won $1,380,779
2006 US House (Texas, District 12) Won $1,274,755
2004 US House (Texas, District 12) Won $1,040,904
2002 US House (Texas, District 12) Won $798,216
2000 US House (Texas, District 12) Won $803,593
Grand Total Raised $8,014,963

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Granger's reports.[29]

Kay Granger (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2013$119,142.92$246,167.51$(104,943.21)$260,367.22
July Quarterly[31]July 15, 2013$260,367.22$215,220.80$(127,467.76)$348,120.26
Running totals
$461,388.31$(232,410.97)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Granger's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Granger won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Granger's campaign committee raised a total of $1,375,457 and spent $1,369,512.[32] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[33]

Cost per vote

Granger spent $7.80 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Granger's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Granger won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Granger's campaign committee raised a total of $1,341,260 and spent $1,388,017.[34]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Granger is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[35]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[36]

Granger most often votes with:

Granger least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Granger missed 661 of 11,058 roll call votes from January 1997 to March 2013. This amounts to 6.0%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[37]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Granger paid her congressional staff a total of $1,057,026 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[38]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Granger's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $400,013 to $1,784,997. That averages to $1,092,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. Her average net worth increased by 99.36% from 2010.[39]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Granger's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-228,982 to $1,324,996. That averages to $548,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[40]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Granger tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 150th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[41]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Granger was tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 117th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[42]

Voting with party

2013

Kay Granger voted with the Republican Party 98.7% of the time, which ranked 29th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[43]

Personal

Granger has three children and five grandchildren.[2]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 25, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Three Texas Members of Congress," January 20, 2012
  16. Washington Post "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012
  17. Washington Post "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012
  18. Republican candidate list
  19. Unofficial Republican primary results
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Kay Granger," Accessed March 25, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission "Kay Granger Summary Report," Accessed July 24, 2013
  30. 'Federal Election Commission "Kay Granger April Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  31. 'Federal Election Commission "Kay Granger July Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "Kay Granger 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  33. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  34. Open Secrets "Kay Granger 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 26, 2011
  35. Gov Track "Kay Granger," Accessed June 7 2013
  36. OpenCongress, "Kay Granger," Accessed August 2, 2013
  37. GovTrack, "Kay Granger," Accessed April 2, 2013
  38. LegiStorm, "Kay Granger," Accessed September 17, 2012
  39. OpenSecrets.org "Kay Granger (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  40. OpenSecrets.org, "Kay Granger (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
  41. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  42. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  43. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 12
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