Kay Granger steps down as appropriations chairwoman after penning $1.2 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 Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, I realize I have accomplished more than I
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