Kay Granger steps down as appro­pri­a­tions chair­woman after pen­ning $1.2 tril­lion deal

Kay Granger steps down as appropriations chairwoman after penning .2 trillion deal

Rep. Kay Granger (R‑TX) is step­ping down from her role as chair­woman of the House Appro­pri­a­tions Com­mit­tee just hours after the cham­ber passed the final spend­ing deal for fis­cal 2024.
Granger wrote in a let­ter to House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) on Fri­day that she is request­ing that the GOP Steer­ing Com­mit­tee and Con­fer­ence select a new appro­pri­a­tions chair­per­son “as soon as pos­si­ble.”
The Texas Repub­li­can announced last Novem­ber that she would not be seek­ing reelec­tion in 2024. She said in her let­ter on Fri­day that she will remain on the appro­pri­a­tions com­mit­tee for the rest of her time in Con­gress.
“As I reflect on my time in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and more than five years as Rank­ing Mem­ber and now Chai …