Congresswoman Kay Granger released the following statement after the passage of the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act which, because of work by the Texas Congressional Delegation, kept the Texas National Guard's C-130s in Fort Worth:
"The passage of the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act today represents a significant win for our national security, the Texas National Guard, the State of Texas and the Gulf Coast States. In their FY2013 Budget proposal, the Air Force planned to move the Texas National Guard C-130's out of Fort Worth. Thanks to my work with Governor Perry, Senator Cornyn, Senator Hutchison and the entire Texas delegation, our C-130s are staying where they are needed and where they belong -- in Fort Worth. We have made it clear to the Air Force that their misguided plan to take our planes will not happen. I'm proud to be part of a delegation that always puts our differences aside and fights hard for Texas."