Lesko Introduces Legislation to Greenlight Resolution Copper Mine

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced H.R. 7722, the Unleashing American Resources Act, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to reissue the final Environmental Impact Statement for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange to allow the Arizona facility to immediately begin production. “At a time when the United States is in desperate need of critical m...

Lesko Introduces Legislation to Reauthorize FDA Critical Path Initiative

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Critical Path Initiative (CPI) which allows the FDA to enter into public-private partnerships with universities and non-profit organizations to modernize drug and medical device development. “In order for the United States to stay ahead of the curve in the develop...

Lesko Requests Special Counsel for Hunter Biden

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate Hunter Biden. The investigation is currently under the control of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware. “It’s time for President Biden’s Department of Justice to turn over control of the Hunter Biden investigation a...

Lesko Introduces Legislation to Ban “X” Gender Designation in Travel Documents; Mitigate Security Risks

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced a pair of bills aimed at curtailing recent efforts by the Biden Administration to allow individuals to select “X” as their gender or sex designation on travel documents, including passports and TSA PreCheck applications, in lieu of male or female. The bills, the Traditional Screening Application (TSA) Act and the Traditiona...

Lesko; Miller-Meeks Lead Bill to Expand Title 42 to Tackle Drug Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswomen Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) introduced the Securing the Border for Public Health Act to allow for the implementation of Title 42 Public Health Authorities to stop the import of certain controlled substances including narcotics, opiates, opium derivatives, and fentanyl-related substances. “Our nation is facing a drug crisis an...

Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind Receives Congressional Recognition

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Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind Receives Congressional Recognition By Sun City West Independent Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-Peoria) recently issued a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition to Recorded Recreational Reading for the Blind (RRRB), in honor of its years of service to blind, low vision and physically limited individuals in the West Valley. Austin Roe, Outreach Di...

Lesko Reacts to Detrimental Biden Title 42 Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement after President Joseph R. Biden announced he would rescind critical Title 42 public health protections: “President Biden and Democrats removed the last line of defense at our Southern Border with the rescinding of Title 42. Since his first day in office, Biden has enacted reckless border policies that signal ...

Lesko Recognizes Veterans IV Veterans Motorcycle Association with a Congressional Recognition

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SURPRISE, ARIZONA—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) presented Veterans IV Veterans Motorcycle Association in Goodyear, AZ with a Congressional Recognition for their dedication to assisting those who are struggling with housing, legal, and mental issues. Veterans IV Veterans Motorcycle Association is a group of veterans who serve other veterans. “I am honored to recognize the Veterans IV Vete...

Lesko Recognizes the Glendale Arizona Historical Society with a Congressional Recognition

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SURPRISE, ARIZONA—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) presented the Glendale Arizona Historical Society in Glendale, AZ with a Congressional Recognition for their dedication to historic preservation. Since 1973, the Glendale Arizona Historical Society has been preserving Glendale's history, supporting scholarly research, and stimulating public interest in Glendale's past. “I am proud to recogn...

Lesko Statement on the State of the Union

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement in response to President Joseph R. Biden’s State of the Union address: “The State of the Union is in Crisis. Gasoline, grocery, and energy prices are soaring, crime has risen through the roof, the southern border is wide open, fentanyl is killing our kids, and war has broken out in Ukraine. President B...

Lesko Introduces Bill to Utilize and Develop Hydrogen as a Fuel Source

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced the Advancing Hydrogen Power Research and Development Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to submit a report to Congress on the development of hydrogen technologies. This bill also requires FERC to establish a pilot program for hydrogen blending projects that integrate hydrogen into existing natural gas ...

Lesko Recognizes Dennis Bash with a Congressional Recognition

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SURPRISE, ARIZONA—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) presented Dennis Bash in Surprise, AZ with a Congressional Recognition for his efforts supporting veterans and his induction into the 2021 Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame. “I am honored to recognize Dennis Bash, who is on our Military and Veterans Advisory Council, for his efforts to support veterans and for his service to our nation in the U...

Lesko Recognizes the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce with a Congressional Recognition

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SURPRISE, ARIZONA—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) presented the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce in Goodyear, AZ with a Congressional Recognition for their contributions to the community. Since 1958, the Chamber has advocated and served as a resource for the businesses of Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Tolleson, and the greater Southwest Valley. “I am honored to recognize the Sou...

Stop China IP Theft Act, the first step to hold China accountable

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Stop China IP Theft Act, the first step to hold China accountable By Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Throughout the years, Democrats and their media allies have consistently refused to criticize China’s crimes. They have sought to appease China’s leader, President Xi Jinping, so that they can avoid conflict. Unfortunately, this tactic comes with a hidden cost. Now, the world’s eyes are once again on Be...

Lesko Recognizes A Mighty Change of Heart with a Congressional Recognition

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SURPRISE, ARIZONA—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) presented A Mighty Change of Heart in Waddell, AZ with a Congressional Recognition for their hard work in providing duffel bags filled with essential items for children entering the Arizona foster care system. To date, they have provided duffle bags filled with essential items, including hygiene items, toys, books, clothes, shoes, and more ...

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