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Rep. Debbie Lesko

Representative for Arizona’s 8th District

pronounced DE-bee // LESS-koh

Lesko is the representative for Arizona’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since May 7, 2018. Lesko is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ8]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Lesko.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lesko is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Lesko has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to May 17, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Debbie Lesko sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Lesko was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lesko sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (25%) Education (25%) Health (25%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lesko’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lesko voted Nay

Passed 404/21 on Mar 26, 2019.

Lesko voted Nay

Lesko voted Yea

Failed 230/162 on Dec 20, 2018.

Lesko voted No

Passed 331/28 on Dec 19, 2018.

How much federal money, if any, should go to libraries and museums? #### Context The previous reauthorization of the Museum and Library Service Act came ...

Lesko voted Nay

Lesko voted Nay

Passed 369/47 on Dec 12, 2018.

See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and ...

Lesko voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Lesko voted Nay

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Lesko voted No

Failed 121/301 on Jun 27, 2018.

H.R. 6136 enhances enforcement of existing immigration law, closes immigration enforcement loopholes, ends the catch and release policy, provides $25 billion in funding to secure ...

Missed Votes

From May 2018 to May 2019, Lesko missed 2 of 552 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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