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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) as a Republican. She has served since May 7, 2018. Lesko is next up for reelection in 2020.

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 Feb 14, 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:

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Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lesko’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 2322: CURD Act
Dec 20, 2018. Failed 230/162.
Nay H.R. 2: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
Dec 12, 2018. Passed 369/47.
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 nutrition, land conservation, trade promotion, rural development, research, forestry, horticulture, and other miscellaneous programs administered by the Department of Agriculture ...
Nay H.R. 7187: To extend the National Flood Insurance Program until December 7, 2018.
Nov 29, 2018. Passed 350/46.
Yea H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
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 for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
Nay S. 1182: The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
Jul 25, 2018. Passed 366/52.
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 amendment does not include any reforms to the program; it is only a short-term extension. The NFIP was originally set ...

Missed Votes

From May 2018 to Feb 2019, Lesko missed 2 of 420 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.0% 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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