Retiring GOP Rep Kay Granger Steps Down from Powerful Role as House Appropriations Committee Chair – EVOL

Republican Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) announced last year that she would not seek re-election to another term in November.

During her announcement, the congresswoman vowed to serve out the remainder of her current term in Congress.

On Friday, however, Granger revealed in a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) that she was immediately stepping aside from her powerful role as chair of the influential House Appropriations Committee, according to the Washington Examiner.

The unexpected resignation came just hours after the House passed its final spending measures for Fiscal Year 2024 in an omnibus bill.

The long-serving congresswoman explained that she was stepping down from her role now so that her replacement could be named in time to begin work “as soon as possible” on FY2025 spending bills.

The House Appropriations Committee issued a press release on Friday that shared a version of the resignation letter sent by Granger to Johnson.

The letter included her request for the GOP Steering Committee and Conference to quickly select her replacement to serve as chair for the remainder of the current term.

Granger also noted that she would not leave the committee altogether.

Instead, Granger would stay on until her term expired in

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