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  • Lesko and Lee Introduce Bipartisan VA Transparency and Improvement Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) introduced H.R. 1944, the VA Medical Center Transparency Act, a bipartisan bill with Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-NV) to increase public transparency with VA Medical facilities. H.R. 1944 requires each VA Medical facility to publish an annual report available to the public with their current performance, along with a plan on how to improve their quality of service for veterans. “Veterans across the country deserve a VA facility that constantly strives to better se... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Presents Sun City West Veteran with Arizona’s District 8 Congressional Recognition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Military and Veterans Liaison Chuck Byers from the office of Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) presented Larry Leighton, Sun City West resident and retired Army Colonel, with Arizona’s District 8 Congressional Recognition at the Corte Bella Veterans meeting. “After serving the country for over 28 years, Larry has become an active member of Arizona’s veteran community,” said Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08). “Larry founded the Corte Bella Veterans which has over 200 members and has helped raise... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Education, National Defense, Health Care, Veterans, Budget and Government Spending, Securing Our Border

    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 slashed burdensome government regulations, our military is strong, and our veterans will finally receive t... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Presents Air Force Veteran with Arizona’s 8th—Congressional Recognition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    This week, Outreach Director Lynndy Smith from the office of Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) presented Jeffrey (Jeff) Turney, Retired Air Force Police Officer of 20 years, with the Arizona’s 8th—Congressional Recognition. “Jeff has been serving his fellow Americans and his community for decades as an Air Force Police Officer and now as a Glendale Police Officer,” said Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08). “By serving as Chair of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee for the Glendale Chambe... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Reintroduces Resolution to Protect Social Security and Medicare for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    On Thursday, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko reintroduced H.Res. 59, a resolution recognizing Medicare and Social Security as important programs that must be protected for current enrollees and strengthened for the future. This legislation has been endorsed by the 60 Plus Association and the Association of Mature American Citizens. “Social Security and Medicare are essential programs for senior citizens living on fixed incomes,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “Congress must fulfill the promise made to Ame... Read more

  • Congresswoman Lesko Staffer Inducted into Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Last Friday, the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2018 honorees at a ceremony at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. One of the 28 inductees this year was Charles “Chuck” Byers, Jr., Military and Veterans Community Liaison for Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08). “Chuck has been an advocate for veterans across the nation since his service in the United States Army,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “Now, he works tirelessly on behalf of veterans and their families in the Eighth Congr... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Awarded Vietnam Veterans of America Achievement Medal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    This week, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) was awarded the Vietnam Veterans of America Achievement Medal by Arizona State Council President Eugene Crego for her continued support of Vietnam veterans and her legislative efforts to assist veterans. Congresswoman Lesko: “Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District is home to more than 70,000 veterans, and I am honored to represent these heroes in Congress. My dedication to helping our veterans extends beyond legislation in Congress; my office also a... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Announces Veterans Exchange in Anthem
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) announced today a Veterans Exchange in Anthem, AZ on September 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Anthem Civic Center. Veterans residing in Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District are invited to attend an informational session on resources available to the veteran community. Representatives from Phoenix Veterans Affairs Regional Office, TriWest, and Be Connected will discuss benefits, claims, employment, the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP), the... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Requests Emergency Leave on Behalf of Peoria Airman
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, along with Representatives Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Martha McSally, and David Schweikert of the Arizona delegation, sent a letter to Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer requesting Airman Colton Whitmire of Peoria be granted his emergency leave request for the death of a family member to attend his step-father’s funeral. Airman Whitmire was previously denied his request for emergency leave because his step-father, Captain Juston Doherty, who suddenly passed awa... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Votes to Fund F-35, Increase Troop Pay
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Veterans

    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 by a vote of 359-49. This bill provides funding to rebuild our armed forces, restore military readiness, and support our warfighters. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 6157: “As the representative of Luke Air Force Base in Congress, I am committed to providing the tools and resources our men and women in uniform need to success... Read more

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