Tribpedia: Kay Granger

Congress is Back, But Don't Expect Much

The U.S. Congress returns Tuesday for four weeks of legislating, but with November elections on the horizon expect modest results — maybe a stopgap funding bill and some new federal judges for Texas. Zika funding is also on the table, along with at least one more round of hearings on the possibility of more hearings into Hillary Clinton's email server.

Clockwise from upper left: U.S. Reps. Kay Granger of Texas, Mimi Walters of California,  Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, and Martha McSally of Arizona, all Republicans.
Clockwise from upper left: U.S. Reps. Kay Granger of Texas, Mimi Walters of California, Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, and Martha McSally of Arizona, all Republicans.

GOP Leader Highlights Women in Congress to Texas Donors

As efforts to increase the number of women in Congress have drawn more attention this year, the highest-ranking Republican woman in the U.S. House led female colleagues on a fundraising tour through Texas this month.

U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined fellow Sen. Charles Grassley (left), R-Iowa, ahead of a July 16, 2015, Capitol news conference on legislation creating a process for reviewing cases of military sexual assault and alleviating victims' fears of reporting an incident.
U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined fellow Sen. Charles Grassley (left), R-Iowa, ahead of a July 16, 2015, Capitol news conference on legislation creating a process for reviewing cases of military sexual assault and alleviating victims' fears of reporting an incident.

The Unlikely Friendships for Texas' Congressional Delegation

There's no way that conservative Republicans in Texas could forge strong friendships with New York Democrats, right? Think again. Several members of the Texas delegation share some unexpected across-the-aisle friendships on Capitol Hill.

Of 38 members, only three women — U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, Eddie Bernice Johnson and Kay Granger — represent Texas in Congress.
Of 38 members, only three women — U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, Eddie Bernice Johnson and Kay Granger — represent Texas in Congress.

Why Are So Few Texas Women in Congress?

Texas has just three women in its 38-member congressional delegation, and hasn't sent a new long-term congresswoman to Washington in almost 20 years. Many in both parties wonder why the state's once-promising fount of woman candidates is running dry.

Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" on March 8, 2015.
Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" on March 8, 2015.

Inside Texas Politics: Mother, May I?

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, talk turns to spending caps and constitutional amendments.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) speaks with state Rep. Doug Miller R-New Braunfels, during a visit to the Texas Capitol on Feb. 19, 2013.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) speaks with state Rep. Doug Miller R-New Braunfels, during a visit to the Texas Capitol on Feb. 19, 2013.

The Brief: A Bipartisan Texas Effort to Address Border Crisis

A bipartisan effort by two Texas lawmakers — GOP U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar — grabbed headlines as having the potential to break the logjam as to what to do about the surge in unaccompanied minors across the border.