Republican Texans in Congress were disappointed the $867 billion package didn't include stricter work requirements for SNAP recipients. But they cheered passage because the bill provides financial certainty for the state's farmers.
An influential GOP group voted Thursday to select Granger, the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Texas, to be the party's ranking member on the budget-writing panel once Democrats take over control of the chamber.
Texas women were poised for potential wins after multiple upsets in March primaries. On Tuesday, in race after race, Texas women won up and down the ballot including races for Congress and the Texas House.