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|Last election = [[Texas' 12th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Texas' 12th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $7.80
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected = November 5, 1996
 
|First elected = November 5, 1996
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[Texas' 12th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next primary = March 4, 2014
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|Next election = [[Texas' 12th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Campaign $ = 8,014,963
 
|Campaign $ = 8,014,963
 
|Prior office = Mayor of Fort Worth, [[Texas]]
 
|Prior office = Mayor of Fort Worth, [[Texas]]
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|Place of birth = Greenville, Texas
 
|Place of birth = Greenville, Texas
 
|Profession = High School Teacher, Insurance Executive
 
|Profession = High School Teacher, Insurance Executive
|Net worth = $1,092,505
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|Net worth = $958,005
 
|Religion = Methodist
 
|Religion = Methodist
 
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{{tnr}}'''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.  
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{{tnr}}'''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 in 2012. She defeated [[Dave Robinson]] (D) and [[Matthew Solodow]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
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Granger most recently won re-election in 2012. She defeated [[Dave Robinson]] (D) and [[Matthew Solodow]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
Granger is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014.
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Granger {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014.
  
 
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* 1989-1991: City Council, Fort Worth, [[Texas]]
 
* 1989-1991: City Council, Fort Worth, [[Texas]]
 
* 1991-1995: Mayor of Fort Worth, [[Texas]]
 
* 1991-1995: Mayor of Fort Worth, [[Texas]]
* 1997-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Texas' 12th congressional district]]
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* 1997-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Texas' 12th Congressional District]]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Granger serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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Granger serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Defense
 
**Subcommittee on Defense
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====National security====
 
====National security====
=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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=====NDAA=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} Granger voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Economy====
 
====Economy====
=====Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination=====
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=====Farm bill=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Granger}}
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=====2014 Budget=====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP Yes|Name=Granger}}
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Granger voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{oppose vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Granger voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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=====Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination=====
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Immigration====
 
====Immigration====
=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Healthcare====
 
====Healthcare====
=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''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]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Social issues====
 
====Social issues====
 
=====Abortion=====
 
=====Abortion=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Previous congressional sessions====
 
====Previous congressional sessions====
 
=====Fiscal Cliff=====
 
=====Fiscal Cliff=====
 
{{Oppose vote}}
 
{{Oppose vote}}
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>
  
 
===Presidential preference===
 
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===Earmarks===
 
===Earmarks===
A ''Washington Post'' investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of [[U.S. Congress|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.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2012/01/12/gIQA97HGvQ_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/capitol-assets/mapping-the-earmarks/ ''Washington Post'' "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012]</ref>
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A ''Washington Post'' investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of [[U.S. Congress|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.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2012/01/12/gIQA97HGvQ_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/capitol-assets/mapping-the-earmarks/ ''Washington Post'', "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Granger's campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://www.kaygranger.com/news-events/issues/ ''Campaign website,'' "Issues," accessed January 21, 2014]</ref>
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*'''Budget
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:Excerpt: "We need to cut spending, especially during difficult economic times. Families across the 12th District make changes to their spending habits to make ends meet; I believe that Congress should do the same."
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*'''Border Security and Immigration
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:Excerpt: "I understand the importance of securing our border and believe it is our responsibility to ensure the Department of Homeland Security has the resources it needs to protect our border. Border security is not only critical for homeland security, but it’s also necessary for continued economic growth."
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*'''Education
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:Excerpt: "I believe our local school boards, not the federal government, are better equipped to assess the needs and the future of our schools and students. Additionally, I am committed to having safe schools and ensuring teachers have the resources they need to make sure our children are prepared to be the leaders, innovators, and job creators of tomorrow."
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*'''Energy
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:Excerpt: "Our nation currently depends on foreign countries to supply over half of the oil we consume, which allows our economic competitors to dictate the price of energy in our country and weakens our national and economic security. To achieve energy independence, we must work to develop viable forms of renewable energy while also expanding conventional energy sources here at home."
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*'''Healthcare
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:Excerpt: "I was deeply disappointed that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act failed to do enough to address the rising cost of health care in America. The way to improve access and the affordability of health care is not through burdensome mandates on states, employers, and individuals."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
  
:: ''See also: [[Texas' 12th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 12th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Granger is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If she runs, she will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Granger {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. She won the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. She will face [[Mark Greene (Texas)|Mark Greene]] (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Texas' 12th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 12th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Granger won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 12th congressional district elections, 2012|12th District]]. She defeated [[Bill Lawrence]] in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.  She then defeated [[Dave Robinson]] (D) and [[Matthew Solodow]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://candidates.texasgop.org/offices/united-states-representative Republican candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm Unofficial Republican primary results]</ref>
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Granger won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 12th Congressional District elections, 2012|12th District]]. She defeated [[Bill Lawrence]] in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.  She then defeated [[Dave Robinson]] (D) and [[Matthew Solodow]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://candidates.texasgop.org/offices/united-states-representative ''Texas GOP'', "Republican candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_160_state.htm ''Texas Secretary of State,'' "Unofficial Republican primary results," May 29, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===2014===
 
===2014===
Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Granger's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H6TX12060 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Kay Granger Summary Report," Accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>  
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Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Granger's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H6TX12060 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Kay Granger Summary Report," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>  
  
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/825/13961620825/13961620825.pdf#navpanes=0 'Federal Election Commission'' "Kay Granger April Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 1 = April 15, 2013
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|Beginning Balance 1 = 119142.92
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|Total Contributions 1 = 246167.51
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|Expenditures 1 = 104943.21
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|Cash on Hand 1 = 260367.22
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|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/333/13964065333/13964065333.pdf#navpanes=0 'Federal Election Commission'' "Kay Granger July Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 2 = July 15, 2013
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|Beginning Balance 2 = 260367.22
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|Total Contributions 2 = 215220.80
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|Expenditures 2 = 127467.76
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|Cash on Hand 2 = 348120.26
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Kay Granger 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Granger's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Kay Granger 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00008799&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Kay Granger 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets,'' "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00008799&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Kay Granger 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
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[[File:Kay Granger 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Granger's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Kay Granger 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00008799&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Kay Granger 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 26, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00008799&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Kay Granger 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 26, 2011]</ref>
 
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Granger is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kay_granger/400157 ''Gov Track'' "Kay Granger," Accessed June 7 2013]</ref>  
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Granger is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kay_granger/400157 ''GovTrack'', "Kay Granger," accessed June 7 2013]</ref>  
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400157_Kay_Granger ''OpenCongress,'' "Kay Granger," Accessed August 2, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400157_Kay_Granger ''OpenCongress'', "Kay Granger," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref>
 
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kay_granger/400157 ''GovTrack,'' "Kay Granger," Accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kay_granger/400157 ''GovTrack'', "Kay Granger," accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Kay_Granger.html ''LegiStorm'', "Kay Granger," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Kay_Granger.html ''LegiStorm'', "Kay Granger," accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00008799&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Kay Granger (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Granger's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $316,014 and $1,599,997. That averages to '''$958,005''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Granger ranked as the 213th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00008799&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Kay Granger (R-Texas), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00008799&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kay Granger (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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====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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</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
Cost per vote$7.80 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next primaryMarch 4, 2014
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$958,005
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 in 2012. She defeated Dave Robinson (D) and Matthew Solodow (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[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.

Granger is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

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

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Granger's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

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.[6]

DHS 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.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Granger voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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.[8]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[9] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[10][11] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[11] Granger voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[12][13] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and 3 Democrats voting against the bill.[13] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[14] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Granger voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[12]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[15] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[16] Granger voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[18] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Granger voted against HR 2775.[19]

Federal 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.[20]

Immigration

Morton Memos 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.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Healthcare 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.[23]

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.[24]

Previous congressional sessions

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.[25]

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. [26]

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.[27] 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.[28]

Campaign themes

2014

Granger's campaign website lists the following issues:[29]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "We need to cut spending, especially during difficult economic times. Families across the 12th District make changes to their spending habits to make ends meet; I believe that Congress should do the same."
  • Border Security and Immigration
Excerpt: "I understand the importance of securing our border and believe it is our responsibility to ensure the Department of Homeland Security has the resources it needs to protect our border. Border security is not only critical for homeland security, but it’s also necessary for continued economic growth."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I believe our local school boards, not the federal government, are better equipped to assess the needs and the future of our schools and students. Additionally, I am committed to having safe schools and ensuring teachers have the resources they need to make sure our children are prepared to be the leaders, innovators, and job creators of tomorrow."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "Our nation currently depends on foreign countries to supply over half of the oil we consume, which allows our economic competitors to dictate the price of energy in our country and weakens our national and economic security. To achieve energy independence, we must work to develop viable forms of renewable energy while also expanding conventional energy sources here at home."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I was deeply disappointed that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act failed to do enough to address the rising cost of health care in America. The way to improve access and the affordability of health care is not through burdensome mandates on states, employers, and individuals."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Granger is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She won the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. She will face Mark Greene (D) in the general election on 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 Republican primary on May 29, 2012. She then defeated Dave Robinson (D) and Matthew Solodow (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30][31]

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.[40]

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.[41]

Kay Granger (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2013$119,142.92$246,167.51$(104,943.21)$260,367.22
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2013$260,367.22$215,220.80$(127,467.76)$348,120.26
October Quarterly[44]October 15, 2013$348,120.26$99,674.59$(98,521.58)$349,273.27
Year-End[45]January 31, 2014$349,273$95,875$(93,046)$352,102
Running totals
$656,937.9$(423,978.55)

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.[46] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[47]

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.[48]

U.S. House, Texas District 12, 2010 - Kay Granger Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,341,260
Total Spent $1,388,017
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $5,897
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $4,945
Top contributors to Kay Granger's campaign committee
Bass Brothers Enterprises$27,450
Lockheed Martin$23,000
Berkshire Hathaway$13,400
General Atomics$12,000
Martin Sprocket & Gear$11,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$84,450
Real Estate$73,583
Lawyers/Law Firms$61,885
Defense Aerospace$59,500
Lobbyists$58,450

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.[49]

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.[50]

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.[51]

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.[52]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Granger's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $316,014 and $1,599,997. That averages to $958,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Granger ranked as the 213th most wealthy representative in 2012.[53]

Kay Granger Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net WorthAvg. Citizen Net Worth
2012$958,005$71,000

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.[54]

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.[55]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Granger has voted with the Republican Party 98.7% of the time, which ranked 29th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[56]

Personal

Granger has three children and five grandchildren.[2]

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References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012
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