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U.S. Rep. Kay Granger tapped to be top Republican member of powerful Appropriations Committee

An influential GOP group voted Thursday to select Granger, the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Texas, to be the party's ranking member on the budget-writing panel once Democrats take over control of the chamber.

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, speaks during the House GOP leadership press conference after the House Republican Conference meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.

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