Gabrielle Giffords is the U.S. Representative for the Eighth District of Arizona, a diverse area that covers 9,000 square miles including a 114 mile border with Mexico. Giffords serves on the House Armed Services Committee where she fights for our military men and women and their families and the installations she represents at Fort Huachuca and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. On the House Science and Technology Committee Giffords promotes an agenda of energy independence and solar initiatives in an effort to make Southern Arizona the “Solar-con Valley" of the nation. On the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Giffords monitors our country’s positions abroad, especially relationships in the Western Hemisphere and their impact on comprehensive immigration reform in the United States. A third generation Arizonan and the youngest woman ever elected to the Arizona State Senate, Giffords represented her hometown of Tucson in the Arizona Legislature from 2000-2005. During her service in both the House of Representatives and the Senate,
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