Foreign Aid and International Affairs Spending: A Conversation with Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX)
Chairwoman Lowey is currently serving her sixteenth term in Congress. She was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1988 and served in the Democratic leadership in 2001 and 2002 as the first woman and the first New Yorker to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She is also the first woman to chair the House Appropriations Committee, where she is also the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.
Ranking Member Kay Granger is serving her twelfth term in Congress. Granger is the first and only Republican woman to represent Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. Granger currently serves with Chairwoman Lowey as ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee. Prior to this role, Granger was the first woman mayor of Fort Worth, Texas as well as the first female chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. She also served as chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee.