Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, to reauthorize and reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement: “Today I joined Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan and Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes in supporting important FISA reforms. This ...

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Introduces Legislation to Honor Fallen Navy SEAL in Surprise

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Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) today introduced H.R. 6016, legislation to designate the United States Postal Service facility located at 14955 W. Bell Road in Surprise, Arizona as the “Marc Lee Memorial Post Office Building”. In 2006, Marc Alan Lee, a Navy SEAL, was killed in action in Iraq. He was the first SEAL to lose his life in Operation Iraqi Freedom after a fierce firefight while on pat...

Lesko Announces State of the Union Guest

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Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) announced today that former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will join her for Tuesday’s State of the Union Address by President Donald Trump. Congresswoman Lesko released the following statement: “Governor Brewer is a champion of conservative values and has been a great friend and colleague,” said Congresswoman Lesko (AZ-08). “She also calls the West Valley home. We l...

Lesko and Gallego Secure Amendment on Air Force F-35 Transfers in NDAA

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Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) have secured a bipartisan amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The amendment requires the Chief of Staff of the Air Force to give at least 6 months’ notice to congressional defense committees and members of Congress and Senators who represent impacted bases before the transfer of any F-35 squadr...

Arizona Adjutant General Comes to Capitol Hill to Testify Before Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s Subcommittee

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On Thursday, Major General Michael T. McGuire, Adjutant General for the State of Arizona, testified at a House Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing entitled “Examining the Department of Defense’s Deployment to the U.S.-Mexico Border”. Major General McGuire is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of Arizona’s Army and Air National Guard, Joint Programs, and the Division of Emergency...

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Receives Response from Air Force Regarding Delay of F-35s to Luke Air Force Base

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Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) is pleased to announce that the Air Force has assured her that Luke Air Force Base will receive all six squadrons of F-35As as promised. This announcement comes following answers to a letter she led with Senators Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema, along with their Arizona House colleagues, to U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson requesting more informat...

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on F-35A Squadron at Luke Air Force Base

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Today, U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced a basing decision to delay Luke Air Force Base’s fifth F-35A squadron by 18 months, from the summer of 2022 to the winter of 2023. The Air Force will make its final basing decision following compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and other regulatory and planning processes. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released th...

Lesko and Veasey Introduce Bipartisan F-35 Resolution

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) introduced a House Resolution recognizing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program as a critical component of America’s national security that Congress must continue to support. With 40 original cosponsors, this bipartisan resolution reaffirms the F-35’s vital role for maintaining air superiority to preserve global security a...

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Asks President Trump to Prioritize National Security at the Border and Luke Air Force Base

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Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) sent a letter to President Donald Trump to request prioritizing national security at both the border and with the two construction projects at Luke Air Force Base that are critical to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. The letter is available here and below. February 22, 2019 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvani...

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on State of the Union

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Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement today after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address. “President Trump delivered an inspiring message for our nation tonight and outlined a policy agenda that both parties can support in order to achieve his vision. Under the President’s leadership, America’s economy is booming, employment and wages are up, we’ve slashe...

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