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  • Congresswomen Lesko and Lawrence Selected as Chairs of Bipartisan Congressional Women’s Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) have been elected by the women of the House as Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues for the 116th Congress. Congresswomen Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR) and Madeleine Dean (D-PA) will serve as Co-Vice Chairs. “The Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues has a history of being a bipartisan forum committed to advancing the interests of women. This is a historical moment for women in Congress, and I look... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Welcomes the 54th Arizona Legislature
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement after the 54th Arizona Legislature was sworn in and Governor Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State address from the Arizona State Capitol. “Congratulations and welcome to all the new and returning members of the Arizona Legislature. Opening Day brings Arizona together to reflect on the previous term and make plans for the future. The future of Arizona is bright. I look forward to working with Governor Ducey and memb... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Sworn in for Second Term, Appointed to Powerful Rules Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    This week, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) was sworn in for her second term representing Arizona’s Eighth District in the U.S. Congress. She was previously elected to Congress on April 24, 2018 during a special election and has held office since May 7, 2018. After members of Congress took the oath of office for the 116th Congress, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Congresswoman Lesko will serve on the powerful House Rules Committee. She will be one of four Republicans on the Rules Com... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on House Democrats Failure to Act on Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Government Spending, Securing Our Border

    Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement today after House Democrats failed to act on border security. “Today was the first day of the 116th Congress, and despite their calls for bipartisanship, the Democrats wasted time voting on partial funding bills not supported by President Trump or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Newly-elected Speaker Pelosi got her gavel, now it’s time to come to the negotiating table and get serious about ending this partial government ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko's Bill Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    Yesterday, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s (AZ-08) national security bill, H.R. 6400—the United States Ports of Entry Threat and Operational Review Act, was signed into law by President Donald Trump. This is her first bill to be signed into law since being sworn into Congress back in May. Congresswoman Lesko released the following statement: “Since day one in Congress, I have stressed how important it is to secure our border and keep our nation and our citizens safe, and my bill will do just that. ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s Bill Passes Senate, Headed to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    Last night, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s (AZ-08) national security bill, H.R. 6400—the United States Ports of Entry Threat and Operational Review Act, passed out of the U.S. Senate and now heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. Congresswoman Lesko’s bill will help secure our border and nation by protecting our air, land, and sea ports of entry from illegal activity. It will also improve the flow of commerce that is vital to our economy and update infrastructure at ports of entry ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Helps Secure $5.7 Billion for Border Wall Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement today after helping to secure $5.7 billion for the border wall in the year-end funding bill. “Border security is important to Arizona and to our nation. This morning, a group of House Republicans, including myself, told leadership we could not support a year-end funding bill that did not include the border security funding that we promised the American people. After a day filled with negotiations, I look forward to voting in sup... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on Senate Appointment of Martha McSally
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement after Governor Doug Ducey announced Congresswoman Martha McSally would fill the U.S. Senate seat for Arizona vacated by the late Senator John McCain and Senator Jon Kyl: “Congratulations to Martha McSally on her appointment to the U.S. Senate. She is an excellent choice to represent our state as Arizona's next Senator. I want to thank Senator Jon Kyl for serving Arizonans once again by agreeing to stay through the end of... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on Litchfield Park Marine Killed in Line of Duty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement after the U.S. military declared Staff Sgt. Maximo A. Flores of Litchfield Park dead after a refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s coast: “Staff Sgt. Maximo Flores always wanted to serve his country as a United States Marine, eventually enlisting in 2009. His passionate and dedicated service was recognized with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal and a Mar... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s Border Security Companion Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    On Wednesday, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced S. 3706, the United States Ports of Entry Threat and Operational Review Act. The bill is a companion to H.R. 6400, which was introduced by Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) in July and passed out of the House of Representatives with bipartisan support in September. The bill will help secure our border by protecting our air, land, and sea ports of entry from illegal activity. It requires the Secretary of Homeland Se... Read more

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