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Rep. Kay Granger

Representative for Texas’s 12th District

pronounced kay // GRAYN-jur

Granger is the representative for Texas’s 12th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 7, 1997. Granger is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Granger.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Kay Granger sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Granger was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Granger sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (67%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%)

Recent Bills

Some of Granger’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Granger voted Nay

Granger voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Granger voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Granger voted Aye

Granger voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Granger voted Nay

Granger voted Nay

Passed 355/59 on Jun 24, 2008.

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 ("MIPPA"), is a 2008 statute of United States Federal legislation which amends the Social Security ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2019, Granger missed 915 of 15,364 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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