Lesko requests answers on USPS
Rep. Debbie Lesko sent a letter to U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to request a briefing on the validity of reports regarding the United States Postal Inspection Service’s Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) and alleged tracking of the social media accounts of American citizens.
“There have been reports that the USPS has been running a covert operations program that monitors Americans’ social media accounts,” Lesko said.
“I am requesting a briefing from the USPS to find out whether these reports are true, the scope of the iCOP program, and whether USPS has been sharing American citizens’ data with other government agencies. We must get to the bottom of these allegations regarding USPS’s invasion of Americans’ privacy.”
Lesko leads letter on energy security to Granholm
Rep. Debbie Lesko led a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm requesting that the department prioritize critical minerals programs in its FY 2022 budget request to ensure the nation’s energy security. Lesko was joined by House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) and other committee members.
“Securing our domestic supply of critical minerals and materials is essential for our energy independence and national security,” Lesko said. “We must address our growing reliance on foreign nations, including adversaries like China, for materials used in our energy and transportation infrastructure. My colleagues and I urge the Biden Administration to prioritize funding the newly authorized programs that strengthen these domestic supply chains to protect our energy and national security.”
Lesko was joined by Reps. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND-AL), Larry Bucshon (R-IN-08), Michael Burgess (R-TX-26), John Curtis (R-UT-03), Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03), Neal Dunn (R-FL-02), Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02), Richard Hudson (R-NC-08), Bill Johnson (R-OH-06), John Joyce (R-PA-13), Robert Latta (R-OH-05), David McKinley (R-WV-01), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02), Gary Palmer (R-Al-06), Greg Pence (R-IN-06), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) and Tim Walberg (R-MI-07) in sending this letter.
Lesko leads charge to stop cross-border tunneling activity
Rep. Debbie Lesko led a bipartisan letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas requesting that the department prioritize securing our southwest border against subterranean threats. Lesko was joined in sending the letter by Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and August Pfluger (R-TX-11).
“Foreign criminal organizations use cross-border tunnels to smuggle drugs across our border,” Lesko said.
“Thanks to new detection technologies, U.S. Border Patrol agents have been successful in their efforts to detect and disrupt these tunnels. I am asking the Biden Administration to support the Cross-Border Tunnel Threat program and Border Patrol’s surveillance technologies to stop cartels from using these tunnels to bring illegal narcotics across our southwest border.”