Lesko Introduces Legislation to Protect Arizona’s Water Supply and Border Security

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced the Protecting Our Border, Protecting Our Water Act to call on the International Boundary and Water Commission to require that Mexico forfeit one acre foot of water from its Colorado River water allocation for every illegal immigrant caught in one of the Basin States who is found to have crossed the U.S. southern border illegally....

Lesko Hosts First-Ever Protect Kids Caucus Back-to-School Roundtable

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s (AZ-08) Protect Kids Caucus hosted their first-ever back-to-school roundtable to sound the alarm on the dangerous push to sexualize children in schools. “I am appalled by the way schools across our nation are exposing children to sexually explicit material at such a young age, often behind their parents’ backs,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “I was g...

Lesko Leads AZ Delegation Letter to Interior on Water Supply

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland calling on the Department of the Interior to facilitate negotiations between the Colorado River Basin States and establish the department’s authority if the states cannot reach an agreement on their own. “Arizona has already been leading the way in water conservation efforts among t...

Lesko Leads Congressional Delegation to Southern Border

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) led a Congressional Delegation to Tucson, AZ, and Nogales, AZ, to receive an update from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and see firsthand the worsening crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Lesko was joined at the southern border by Representatives Drew Ferguson (R-GA-03) and Michelle Fischbach (R-MN-07). “I was pleased to lead my coll...

Lesko Recognizes Developmental Enrichment Centers with Congressional Recognition

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SURPRISE, AZ—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) presented a Congressional Recognition to Developmental Enrichment Centers, a non-profit located in Glendale, AZ, for the educational services and training they provide to both adults and children with cognitive disabilities. “I am honored to recognize Developmental Enrichment Centers for providing comprehensive services to support children and a...

Lesko Demands Answers on Department of Education’s Radical Gender Ideology Training

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting information regarding the development of the Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools training that will promote the far-left’s gender ideology. “The Biden Administration will stop at nothing to impose the gender ideology of the radical left in our ...

Lesko Statement on the Reduction of Arizona’s Water Supply

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s announcement of new operating conditions at Lakes Mead and Powell: “The recent announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation to reduce Arizona’s annual Colorado River water allocation by 21 percent highlights the serious situation that Arizona and the other states...

Lesko Stands Up For American Families, Votes Against Democrats’ Partisan Inflation Expansion Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ[1]08) released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of congressional Democrats’ so-called Inflation Reduction Act: “President Biden and congressional Democrats are so out of touch with everyday Americans that they just pushed through a massive tax and spend bill that will increase taxes, gasoline prices, a...

Lesko Introduces Legislation to Improve Nuclear Oversight and Inspection Practices

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced the Advancing Nuclear Regulatory Oversight Act to require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to assess and implement improvements to their oversight and inspection practices. “I am proud to introduce this legislation to require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to provide a comprehensive report to Congress on how they can saf...

Rep. Lesko to Newsmax: Biden Climate Actions 'Hypocritical'

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President Joe Biden’s executive actions on climate change are hypocritical because his and the Democrats’ terrible policies against U.S.-produced oil and gas are causing gasoline prices and electricity prices to go up, says Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz. “To turn around and say, Well we're gonna do this to lower your energy prices — it's just not realistic,” Lesko said Saturday during an appearance on...

Lesko Stands up for Arizona Builders; Urges DOE to Change Deadline for Energy Efficiency Requirements

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm asking that she delay the deadline for implementing the regional Southeast and Southwest HVAC minimum efficiency performance requirements from January 1, 2023, to July 1, 2023. “The Biden Administration has instituted an unworkable timeline for its new HVAC efficiency requirements...

Lesko Introduces Legislation to Reform Energy Conservation Standards for Electrical Appliances

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced the DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards Reform and Consumer Protection Act to allow the U.S. Secretary of Energy to update and reform energy conservation standards for electrical appliances. “In our haste to reach a sometimes over-optimistic conservation goal, we have often made household appliances less efficient and more cost...

Lesko Protects Federal School Meal Programs from Woke Gender Ideology

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced the Protecting Kids, Protecting Lunches Act to prohibit the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from denying funding for federal school meal programs to schools that do not promote the Far-Left’s gender ideology. “I am deeply concerned that the Department of Agriculture could weaponize funding for children in need to advance the ...

Lesko Responds to January 6th Committee Hearings

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement in response to recent hearings in the Select Committee to Investigate January 6th: “The recording of me saying I asked leadership to come up with a safety plan for members of Congress on January 6th reinforces what I have been asking from day one: Why wasn’t the U.S. Capitol properly secured on January...

Lesko Reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs v. Jackson

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “The U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision on Dobbs. The abortion debate will finally be returned to the people through their elected representatives. The Court made it clear that there is no Constitutional right...

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