Representative Kay Granger's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Kay Granger
Current Office: U.S. House - District 12, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 12
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Divorced; 3 Children
Birth Date: 01/18/1943
Birth Place: Greenville, TX
Home City: Fort Worth, TX
Religion: Methodist
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Kay Granger voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Kay Granger voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Kay Granger voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Kay Granger voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Kay Granger a rating of 31 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Kay Granger voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Kay Granger voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Statements MSNBC "Super Tuesday"-Transcript. 25 September 2007. "MR. SHUSTER: And clearly what Mitt Romney thinks is right is to allow the states, like Texas, to make their own law regarding abortion rights. So if Texas, in fact, had that opportunity, and Texas decided that they were going to make abortion illegal, as it looks like the legislature would if they had that opportunity, what should be the penalty, in your mind, to a woman who has an abortion? REP. GRANGER: Well, you're talking to someone who doesn't have that opinion, first of all. MR. SHUSTER: You don't have an opinion, but you “ REP. GRANGER: No, I said I don't agree with that. I said my opinion -- I am a pro-choice Republican. So one thing I think that also is important is that Mitt Romney is saying that he has a place for a lot of people and a lot of opinions, but that is the position he is going to take, which I think again a very strong -- a strong person who knows who he is." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Kay Granger voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Kay Granger voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Family Research Council 93 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Kay Granger voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Kay Granger voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Kay Granger voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Kay Granger voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Kay Granger voted Did Not Vote on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Kay Granger voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Kay Granger voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. Granger Opening Statement: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 10 March 2011. "Our efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq must achieve clear objectives and demonstrate results. At the same time, we're all anxiously watching the rapidly unfolding events in the Middle East and North Africa. We must support efforts for reform in this region. Continued investments in democracy promotion and military assistance will be critical to maintaining peace in a very difficult environment." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Kay Granger voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Peace Action 29 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of Peace Action West 29 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Granger Opening Statement: FY 2012 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Mark Up. 27 July 2011. "This bill supports ongoing programs in Iraq and Afghanistan but not without a serious look at the situations in these countries. Funding for Afghanistan is cut by $850 Million from the Administration's request because prior funds are still in the pipeline that were withheld because the Afghans have not been able to live up to transparency and oversight requirements. We should not continue to appropriate funds until the Afghan Government implements the institutional changes they need to make. Corruption must be stopped or else it is our tax dollars that end up wasted. We believe our bill gives Afghanistan the tools it needs to succeed while making sure there is more accountability." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Issue Position: The Global War on Terrorism. 1 January 2011. "I strongly believe that only through continuing our strong military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan will we be able to bring about change in the future landscape of terrorism. The progress made by our men and women in uniform in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past year is remarkable. We must aid our troops in these efforts in the region by ensuring that they have the necessary equipment, personnel, and support to complete the mission at hand [¦] We cannot leave this task unfinished or this struggling nation isolated in the region." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011. 15 April 2011. "Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this Continuing Resolution. We must pass this bill today to begin to get this Nation on a path of fiscal stability. I want to make a few brief remarks about the State-Foreign Operations title of the bill. State-Foreign Operations is reduced by 8.4 billion dollars from the fiscal year 2011 request. While some of my colleagues might say these funding levels mean that diplomacy and development take a large reduction, we need to keep in mind that the State-Foreign Operations bill grew by more than 33% from FY08 to FY10. We simply cannot allow these programs to continue to grow at this rate. The reductions taken in this bill are targeted, so that we can remain focused on our highest national security priorities. The bill provides critical funds for the frontline States of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. It supports security assistance to some of our strongest allies--like Israel, Jordan, Mexico, and Colombia. It also addresses unexpected humanitarian crises around the world. I want to thank my colleague, Ranking Member Lowey, for working with me to address these high priority needs. I know we will continue to work together to address problems of bipartisan concern." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Kay Granger voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Enewsletter: Gordon England's U.S.S. Fort Worth Keynote Address. 27 September 2012. "Already, when American leadership is most needed, our influence abroad is waning as our economy further stagnates. Explosive debt, uncontrolled deficits, low growth and high unemployment are unsustainable and are already affecting our national security. Cuts to the defense budget are now driven more by our economic malaise than by America's security needs or by America's unique and necessary role in the world. In turn, if we let international security deteriorate then worldwide economies, and ours, will further weaken [¦] America is now threatened, from within and without, and we owe it to the sons and daughters, the mothers and fathers, our neighbors and friends who serve this great country to right our ship of state. The world needs a strong America, an America with economic muscle and military might." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Granger Opening Statement: FY 2012 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Mark Up. 27 July 2011. "This bill supports ongoing programs in Iraq and Afghanistan but not without a serious look at the situations in these countries. Funding for Afghanistan is cut by $850 Million from the Administration's request because prior funds are still in the pipeline that were withheld because the Afghans have not been able to live up to transparency and oversight requirements. We should not continue to appropriate funds until the Afghan Government implements the institutional changes they need to make. Corruption must be stopped or else it is our tax dollars that end up wasted. We believe our bill gives Afghanistan the tools it needs to succeed while making sure there is more accountability." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011. 15 April 2011. "Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this Continuing Resolution. We must pass this bill today to begin to get this Nation on a path of fiscal stability. I want to make a few brief remarks about the State-Foreign Operations title of the bill. State-Foreign Operations is reduced by 8.4 billion dollars from the fiscal year 2011 request. While some of my colleagues might say these funding levels mean that diplomacy and development take a large reduction, we need to keep in mind that the State-Foreign Operations bill grew by more than 33% from FY08 to FY10. We simply cannot allow these programs to continue to grow at this rate. The reductions taken in this bill are targeted, so that we can remain focused on our highest national security priorities. The bill provides critical funds for the frontline States of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. It supports security assistance to some of our strongest allies--like Israel, Jordan, Mexico, and Colombia. It also addresses unexpected humanitarian crises around the world. I want to thank my colleague, Ranking Member Lowey, for working with me to address these high priority needs. I know we will continue to work together to address problems of bipartisan concern." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Kay Granger voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Kay Granger voted Yea on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Kay Granger voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Kay Granger voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Kay Granger voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Kay Granger voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Kay Granger voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kay Granger voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Kay Granger voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Kay Granger voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Texas and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (www.atr.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Kay Granger voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 92 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 90 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. Granger Introduces "Save Our Senior's Social Security Act 0f 2009". 2 October 2009. "I did not support the federal stimulus package passed earlier this year because I thought the money would be wasted. Now we know the money is being wasted on frivolous items such as fish food in Missouri, ginseng farming in West Virginia and a canal boat museum in New York. Times are tough for all Americans and we have to prioritize. That's what seniors are doing all across Texas. This stimulus money can be better spent giving some assistance to seniors during a challenging time." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Democrats Bring Congress Back to D.C. for Another Bailout?? 10 August 2010. "Democrats in Congress gave states $100 billion in the so-called stimulus bill last year, and now they want taxpayers to hand over $26 billion more. Enough is enough. Using money the federal government does not have to pay for state programs that states can't afford is unsustainable, leaving taxpayers to wonder, what happens next year? Instead of returning to Washington D.C. to spend more, this Congress should be finding ways to spend less -- and that starts with ending the bailouts and using the money to pay down the debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. How Much Is A Trillion? 18 December 2009. "Congress has been irresponsible with the economic security of our nation by spending until they legally cannot spend any more. Instead of slowing down the pace, they are ramming through more big ticket items such as health care, stimulus packages, and cap and trade. Enough is enough." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Reckless Spending Alert. 28 August 2009. "The Midsession Review showed that our country is going to be $2 trillion deeper in debt than the White House originally told us at the beginning of this year. That's nearly $6,700 MORE debt for every man, woman, and child in America. If this doesn't show that the policy of spend, spend, spend isn't working, I don't know what does. The so-called 'stimulus' bill has cost taxpayers $787 billion, but meanwhile the national unemployment rate has gone up from 7.6 percent in January to 9.4 percent today. Spending hundreds of billions of dollars on a costly cap and tax energy scheme or another trillion dollars on government-run health care will not get our country back on track." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Cash For Clunkers?. 11 December 2009. "While we have yet to see a net jobs increase as a result of previous federal stimulus packages, yet another stimulus package is being proposed. It is no longer being called a 'stimulus,' though, but 'Proposals to Accelerate Job Growth and Lay the Foundation for Robust Economic Growth,' or, as the President described it, 'Cash for Caulkers.' We saw an evolution in the terminology used to describe the public-option in the proposed health care reform bill. That evolution is happening again. Please don't be fooled by a change in how the government characterizes more big-government spending. This one, we are told, will be focused on 'shovel-ready' infrastructure projects such as the construction of roads and bridges. This is exactly how the Democratic leadership attempted to sell the stimulus package I voted against in February. Instead of infrastructure, the money went to wasteful pork projects such as $500,000 for the study of ants in Arizona, $4 million for a bike trail in Massachusetts that leads to Taco Bell, and $2.8 million to fight forest fires in Washington, DC, where there are no forests." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Granger Statement On The One-Year Anniversary Of The So Called Stimulus. 17 February 2010. "Stimulus-style spending has not created jobs, but it has certainly grown our national debt over the last year. I have voted against increasing our debt limit twice in the last few months. If not brought under control, the debt alone could push the economy back into recession. Enough is enough. Let's make this next year a time when we cut spending, taxes, and resuscitate our economy through common sense and reform and not through deficits, debt, and political spin." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Kay Granger a rating of 93 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Kay Granger voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Kay Granger voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Kay Granger voted Yea on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Kay Granger voted Yea on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2011. "As a former school teacher, I am very familiar with the challenges in our classrooms. You will be pleased to know that I support increased flexibility in parent choice, coupled with greater accountability in our school system. I believe our local school boards, not the federal government, are better equipped to assess the needs and the future of our schools and our students." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Kay Granger voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Kay Granger voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Kay Granger voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of Environment America 20 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Kay Granger voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Kay Granger voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 20 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of Environment America 20 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Kay Granger voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Kay Granger voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Kay Granger in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Kay Granger voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Kay Granger voted Yea on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Kay Granger a grade of 91." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Granger Sides With Second Amendment Advocates In McDonald v. City Of Chicago. 18 November 2009. "Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) today signed an amicus curiae brief supporting the Second Amendment for the U.S. Supreme Court case McDonald v. City of Chicago. 'By signing this brief, my colleagues and I are reiterating our support for the existing rights we, as Americans, hold to be sacred, and reminding the Supreme Court of those rights,' Granger said. 'The Second Amendment applies to all Americans. The government should respect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens throughout our country, regardless of where they live.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Protecting The Second Amendment. 14 October 2009. "Like you, I strongly support an individual's Second Amendment rights. I continue to believe that enforcement of current laws and rigorous prosecution of criminals is the way to reduce crime -- not more gun control. While crimes committed by guns are certainly a concern, I believe that gun control will do little to diminish crimes committed with guns. Criminals who are already predisposed to breaking more serious laws would pay little respect to laws limiting their use of firearms. I believe that a better approach to fighting crime committed with guns is to enforce existing laws and prosecute those who committed the crimes more severely. Not only would strengthening penalties serve as a deterrent to those who would commit crimes, but it would not infringe upon the ability of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Kay Granger voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 0 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Kay Granger voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 14 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Kay Granger voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Issue Position: Border Security. 8 November 2011. "While we must secure the border first, we must also fix our broken immigration system. We simply can't ignore the millions of illegal aliens who are here in the United States, as well as the millions of others who want to come to the United States to perform seasonal labor and return home, or those who wish to remain in the United States permanently. We need a system that addresses all of those issues. I do not believe that those 12-20 million immigrants who have come here illegally should be given any special privileges. They should not be allowed to get on a path to citizenship ahead of the thousands of people who have been trying to come here legally through the proper channels and have been waiting in line for months, if not years." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. Newsletter - Senate Immigration Bill. 5 June 2007. "First, the bill would allow the 20 million or so immigrants who have come here illegally to live here legally with a quick background check when there are thousands of people who have been trying to come here legally through the system and have been waiting in line for months if not years. I have no confidence that this could be done in a competent way. The bill would increase the number of green cards issued each year for immigrant family members to 440,000, four times the current amount, despite the fact that they system is already backlogged. That means that over the next decade, we would have eight million families coming here instead of two million. I agree with holding employers responsible when they hire people who come here illegally, but we need to ensure a reliable identification system first, which we don't have. Our immigration system has problems that need addressing. However, the first step to solving the problem is to better enforce the laws we have on the books and protect our border. This bill offers very little more than we are doing today." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Kay Granger in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Kay Granger voted Did Not Vote on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the American Family Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Family Research Council 71 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 5 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Kay Granger voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Kay Granger voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Kay Granger. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Kay Granger voted Did Not Vote on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 71 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. Statement on Death of Osama bin Laden. 2 May 2012. "The death of Bin Laden is the result of a decade of work by our military. This is a message to friend and foe alike: we will never allow terrorists like Bin Laden to escape justice. Much work remains to be done. Al Qaeda is still alive and the Taliban just announced its spring offensive. And while the death of Bin Laden is a great victory for America, for the world and for the future, the fight to rid the world of terror must and will go on." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kay Granger. Issue Position: Social Security. 8 November 2011. "As you may know, President Bush and some Members of Congress have suggested allowing younger taxpayers to enter a dual system whereby some of their Social Security taxes could be individually invested in private accounts. Others have suggested allowing the Social Security trustees to invest in private securities. Of course, still others oppose any major departure from the current system. While all of these ideas deserve study, I believe that any changes in the way Social Security operates must be approached with extreme caution. Our main objective must be to ensure Social Security's solvency for many years to come." (votesmart.org)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Kay Granger supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 40 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)

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