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  • House Passes Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s Helping Families Fly Act, Headed to Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    Today, the House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s bipartisan bill, H.R. 3694, the Helping Families Fly Act of 2019, which improves the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening experience for pregnant women and young families at our nation’s airports. Congresswoman Lesko (R-AZ), top Republican of the Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee, released the following statement. “For pregnant women and families with young children, airport travel can be a ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Introduces Six Immigration Bills to Address Ongoing Border Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) has introduced six immigration bills to address some of the root causes of the border crisis. With the large influx of migrants crossing the border into America, these bills will reform our asylum system, increase the number of immigration judges and detention beds, and allow dangerous aliens to be detained. Congresswoman Lesko released the following statement. “We are experiencing an unprecedented national security and humanitarian crisis at our southern borde... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on Bipartisan Humanitarian Aid Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    Today, the House passed critical funding for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border by a bipartisan vote of 305-102. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement. “After more than 80 requests, I am glad that Republicans were finally able to convince Speaker Pelosi to let us vote for a humanitarian aid package originally requested on May 1st by President Trump. Now I hope we can convince Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues to join Republicans in reforming our... Read more

  • Humanitarian Aid Held Hostage By House Democrats
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    Today, House Democrats passed H.R. 3401, a bill which strays far from the Trump Administration’s request for immediate humanitarian assistance. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko released the following statement. “After repeatedly saying the crisis at the border is ‘manufactured’ Democrats are finally acknowledging that there is in fact a crisis at the border. Unfortunately, they are choosing to play politics with a desperately needed humanitarian aid package instead of working on a bill that would actu... Read more

  • Arizona Adjutant General Comes to Capitol Hill to Testify Before Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Securing Our Border

    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 Management. He leads an 8,000-member department, of which 2,400 are full-time federal military and ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on H.R. 6—the Democrats’ Mass Amnesty Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement after House Democrats passed H.R. 6, a bill that will provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. “Congressional Democrats have proven once again how they care more about illegal immigrants than U.S. Citizens. U.S. House Democrats passed radical legislation that grants amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. The legislation does nothing to solve the crisis at the border, expands amnesty to millions more than current DA... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Visits White House as President Trump Unveils New Immigration Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) joined President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden at the White House as he announced a new plan to strengthen border security and modernize America’s legal immigration system. Congresswoman Lesko released the following statement. “I applaud President Trump for taking action to end the national security and humanitarian crisis at our border that Arizonans know all too well. This is a welcome step as Democrats in Congress continue to refuse to address the b... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Urges Pelosi to Act on Worsening Border Crisis, Release of Illegal Aliens in Arizona
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    On Tuesday, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urging congressional action to address the worsening crisis at the border that has led to the release of illegal aliens on their own recognizance onto the streets of Arizona communities. The letter is available here and below. April 9, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House H-232, The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi, Last week, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M.... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Asks President Trump to Prioritize National Security at the Border and Luke Air Force Base
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Securing Our Border

    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 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: As a Congresswoman from the border state of ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Statement on National Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Our Border

    Today, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement after President Trump announced his intentions to declare a national emergency at the southern border. “We can no longer deny the crisis that is happening at our southern border. Although there’s been some movement to provide additional resources for border security, it is simply not enough to address the human trafficking, drug smuggling, and illegal immigration taking over our border. I will support President Trump’s us... Read more

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