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  • Lesko Advocates for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fee Waiver in Phase IV Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows calling for the inclusion of a waiver for Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) fees in the Phase IV COVID-19 Relief Package. “Nuclear operators, like Arizona’s Palo Verde Nuclear Plant, across our nation are working around the clock to provide electricity to millions of Americans, even as bills go unpaid as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “Like many ot... Read more

  • Bipartisan Women’s Caucus Resolution Commemorating National Women’s Suffrage Month Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues’ bipartisan resolution to designate August 2020 as National Women’s Suffrage Month passed the United States House of Representatives by Unanimous Consent. “I am so pleased to see this important resolution to recognize the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment pass the House of Representatives,” said Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ). “This commemorative month will recognize this important anniversary and remember the ... Read more

  • Lesko Introduces Amendments to House Appropriations Packages
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced amendments in the House Rules Committee during a hearing on the FY 2021 Appropriations package for Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development. Lesko introduced an amendment to ensure that a portion of the $2.8 billion allocated for land ports of entry be designated ... Read more

  • Lesko Introduces Bill to Ensure the Integrity of the PPP Loan Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced the Paycheck Protection Program Integrity Act, which requires the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its affiliates to return any funding received through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). “Planned Parenthood and its affiliates, the largest abortion providers in the country, broke the rules and applied for millions of dollars in PPP loans even though they were no... Read more

  • Lesko, Stanton Lead Letter to Army Corps for McMicken Dam Study
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) and Congressman Greg Stanton (AZ-09) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requesting the Corps conduct a feasibility study on improvement options for McMicken Dam in Surprise, Arizona. Lesko and Stanton were joined by the entire Arizona congressional delegation in sending the letter. “McMicken Dam is an important part of my district and ensuring it is viable for generations to come is of the utmost importance,” ... Read more

  • Lesko Advocates for Parental Options in School Reopening
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) sent letters to Congressional Leadership and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey advocating for parents to have the option to send their children to school for in-person instruction this fall. “I am a strong proponent of parental choice and I am doing my part to advocate for in-person education options this fall,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “Across America, parents are facing the burden of instructing children at home and students are fallin... Read more

  • Bipartisan Women’s Caucus Introduces Resolution for National Women’s Suffrage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, The Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to designate August 2020 as National Women’s Suffrage Month, honoring the centennial of the 19th Amendment. “This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote,” said Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ). “This resolution seeks to recognize this historic anniversary and remember the perseverance and determination of s... Read more

  • Lesko Introduces Legislation to Protect American History
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced legislation to protect America’s monuments, memorials, and statues from ongoing violence in our nation. The legislation echoes President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order introduced on June 26, 2020. “The ongoing violence in our nation is abhorrent and the deliberate destruction of our nation’s history cannot be tolerated,” said Congresswoman Lesko following the introduction of the legislation. “The president took decisiv... Read more

  • Lesko Recognizes Military Service Academy Nominees
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    SURPRISE, AZ—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) hosted a virtual event with 8th Congressional District Military Service Academy nominees and their families to celebrate their acceptance and enrollment in the nation’s top Military Service Academies. “As a member of Congress, one of my greatest honors is nominating young leaders to attend our nation’s Military Service Academies,” said Congresswoman Lesko following the event. “These young men and women are truly the future leaders of our nati... Read more

  • Lesko to Accompany Perdue on Phoenix Food Bank Visit
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    SURPRISE, AZ—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) announced she would accompany U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on his visit to the St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix, Arizona. The food bank is a partner of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which has distributed over 30 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m looking forward to accompanying Secretary Perdue on... Read more

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