Ros-Lehtinen Responde A La Suspensión Del Referendo Revocatorio en Venezuela
“La Organización de Estados Americanos debe invocar la Carta Democrática Interamericana y convocar una sesión urgente del Consejo Permanente para examinar la interrupción anti-constitucional del orden democrático en Venezuela.”
(Washington, DC) – Congresista Ileana Ros-Lehtinen(R-FL), Presidente del Subcomité del Medio Oriente y África del Norte, hizo la siguiente declaración después de que el régimen de Maduro suspendiera el referendo revocatorio en Venezuela. Declaración de Ros-Lehtinen:
“Una vez más, Maduro ha mostrado que hará cualquier cosa para manipular las instituciones electorales y quebrantar el proceso democrático en Venezuela, lo cual no puede ser tolerado. Yo condeno enérgicamente la decisión de suspender el referendo revocatorio y la prohibición a líderes de la oposición de salir de Venezuela. Es claro que la falta de acción decisiva por parte de Washington y la comunidad internacional en respuesta a las tácticas de Maduro lo han dejado más envalentonado y arrogante.
Me solidarizo con el pueblo de Venezuela, el cual tiene el derecho a expresarse libremente sin miedo de represalias, y al cual se le debe permitir conducir este referendo de manera abierta y transparente – un derecho otorgado por su propia constitución. La Organización de Estados Americanos debe invocar la Carta Democrática Interamericana y convocar una sesión urgente del Consejo Permanente para examinar la interrupción anti-constitucional del orden democrático en Venezuela.”Read More
Ros-Lehtinen Responds To The Suspension Of The Recall Referendum In Venezuela
“The Organization of American States must invoke the Inter-American Democratic Charter and call an emergency permanent council meeting to examine the unconstitutional interruption of the democratic order of Venezuela.”
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement after the Maduro regime suspended the recall referendum in Venezuela. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
“Once again, Maduro has shown he will go to any length to manipulate the electoral institutions and undermine the democratic process in Venezuela, and it must not be tolerated. I vehemently condemn the decision to suspend the recall referendum and the move to ban opposition leaders from leaving Venezuela. But it is clear that the lack of decisive action from Washington and from the international community in response to Maduro’s tactics have left him more emboldened and brazen.
“I stand in solidarity with the people of Venezuela who have a right to express themselves freely without fear of retaliation and must be allowed to conduct the referendum in a transparent and open manner – a right afforded to them by their own constitution. The Organization of American States must invoke the Inter-American Democratic Charter and call an emergency permanent council meeting to examine the unconstitutional interruption of the democratic order of Venezuela.”Read More
Los Cambios en Regulaciones de Cuba Enriquecen el Régimen de Castro, Proveen Recursos Adicionales para Oprimir a los Cubanos
“Esta última ronda de cambios en las regulaciones, al igual que los cambios anteriores, no harán nada por el sufrido pueblo cubano y en vez enriquecerá las arcas de las entidades del estado de Castro mientras destruye las esperanzas de 11 millones de cubanos que desean ver libertad, democracia y derechos humanos en Cuba.”
(Washington, DC) – Congresista Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Presidente del Subcomité del Medio Oriente y África del Norte, hizo la siguiente declaración respondiendo a los cambios en regulación de Cuba por el Departamento del Tesoro y el Departamento del Comercio. Declaración de Ros-Lehtinen:
“Esta última ronda de cambios en las regulaciones, al igual que los cambios anteriores, no harán nada por el sufrido pueblo cubano y en vez enriquecerá las arcas de las entidades del estado de Castro mientras destruye las esperanzas de 11 millones de cubanos que desea ver libertad, democracia y derechos humanos en Cuba. Mientras la dictadura comunista de Castro mantiene una mano de hierro silenciando a sus ciudadanos, la otra mano extiende su poder dictatorial al recibir más y más dinero de parte de estos aflojamientos de regulaciones. Por muchos años, a través de huelgas de hambre y marchas de paz, los cubanos han suplicado que sus voces se escuchen y arriesgan sus vidas en cantidades masivas para escapar de la isla ya que estos cambios empeoran sus vidas pero, desafortunadamente sus súplicas han caído en oídos sordos.”
Cuba Regulation Rollbacks Enrich Castro Regime, Provide Additional Resources to Oppress Suffering Cuban People, Says Ros-Lehtinen
“This latest round of regulatory changes, like the ones before it, will do nothing for the suffering Cuban people and will instead further enrich the coffers of Castro state owned entities while crushing the hopes that 11 million Cubans have for freedom, democracy and human rights”
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement in response to the Cuba regulatory changes announced by the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Commerce. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
"This latest round of regulatory changes, like the ones before it, will do nothing for the suffering Cuban people and will instead further enrich the coffers of Castro state owned entities while crushing the hopes that 11 million Cubans have for freedom, democracy and human rights. While the Castro communist dictatorship keeps an iron grip on the people with one fist, the other hand is extending its dictatorial power as it receives more and more dollars from these rollbacks of regulations. For years, through hunger strikes and peaceful marches, the Cuban people have pleaded for their voices to be heard and are risking their lives in record numbers to flee the island as changes like these make their lives worse but, unfortunately, their pleas are falling on deaf ears.”Read More
Ros-Lehtinen, Wasserman Schultz, Curbelo, and Wilson Join Diaz-Balart’s Letter Urging HHS to Immediately Disburse Zika Funds
MIAMI – Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), and Frederica Wilson (FL-24) joined Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) in his letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell requesting that recently appropriated Zika funds be disbursed immediately to affected areas, including Florida. Miami-Dade County is the first confirmed location of local transmission in the continental United States. The letter can be found here.
Rep. Diaz-Balart: “South Florida is ground zero for the local transmission of the Zika virus in the continental United States, and I’m working to ensure that adequate federal resources are part of the response. Now that Congress has appropriated funds to fight the Zika virus, we cannot allow the money to sit unspent. Both the state of Florida and Miami-Dade County have spent millions in Zika response, and federal dollars are urgently needed to continue these prevention and treatment programs. By collaborating with HHS, we can make sure these funds are disbursed immediately to the most affected areas. Together, local, state, and federal governments can work towards the eradication of this dangerous disease.”
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen: “Our South Florida Congressional delegation worked together to secure more than $1 billion in critical federal funding to fight the Zika epidemic plaguing our community. However, our community remains ground zero for the local transmission of Zika in the United States. The federal government must do more to ensure an efficient and quick disbursement of funds to best aid South Florida in the fight against this threat. It is crucial that some of those funds go to reimburse our local governments that took the lead on Zika prevention and eradication efforts at a time when the federal government was paralyzed by political posturing.”
Rep. Curbelo: “It is imperative that resources be directed toward the state of Florida as soon as possible to eradicate the Zika virus. As ground zero for local transmission, Florida must have the necessary tools to prevent the spread of the virus, which has been linked to devastating health conditions. I am proud of the efforts by local leaders, and I am pleased to join my colleagues to urge the Department of Health and Human Services to quickly disburse these funds.”
Rep. Wilson: “Until the Zika virus ceases to exist or there is a vaccine available to prevent another outbreak, efforts to educate our constituents, treat those who’ve been infected, and combat the virus must move at full speed. That cannot happen without adequate resources, which should be disbursed as quickly as possible. In addition, the local governments and organizations that stretched their resources to the limit during the past several months working so hard on every aspect of fighting the virus, from outreach to education to treatment, need to be reimbursed as soon as possible. Wynwood is in my district, so I witnessed firsthand the adverse effect Zika had on my constituents’ physical and economic well-being. As the epicenter of the virus in South Florida, this community has suffered enough and will greatly benefit from the good these funds will do as it continues to rebound.”Read More
Apply for Diversity Visa Lottery, Ros-Lehtinen Reminds Potential Applicants
“Contributing to life in the United States is one of the most important and rewarding experiences an individual can have. I encourage those who would like to immigrate to apply through this important program.”
Miami, Florida –Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, reminded potential applicants for the 2018 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2018) is now open. Under the Diversity Visa program, 50,000 visas are apportioned annually for applicants from countries that do not have a disproportionate number of immigrants to the United States.
Applications and photos will be accepted online and should be submitted electronically via: http://dvlottery.state.gov before midnight on Monday, November 7th, 2016. Applicants should be aware of and meet the educational qualifications for this program. All family members and their individual photographs must be included in the application. Multiple or incomplete entries will be disqualified.
Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
“Immigrants from all walks of life have contributed to our country’s invaluable legacy for centuries. Immigrants play an important role in our economic growth and bring diversity to our communities. The Diversity Visa Program is an important tool that allows for this tradition to continue. I encourage those who would like to be part of the American way of life to apply to this important program.”
NOTE: Natives of the following countries are EXCLUDED from applying: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Peru, South Korea, the United Kingdom (excepting North Ireland), and Vietnam.
Changes in eligibility this year: Ecuador is eligible for DV-2018.Read More
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Sen. Cruz Lead Bipartisan Letter to UNESCO Member States: Do Not Rewrite Jerusalem’s History
Letter urges opposition to UNESCO agenda item that diminishes the historic Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to members of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) urging opposition to an item in UNESCO’s provisional agenda, a resolution that would diminish the historic and verified Jewish and Christian ties to the Old City of Jerusalem in an effort to delegitimize Israel. Thirty-nine of Rep. Ros-Lehtinen’s and Sen. Cruz’s colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate joined them in sending the letter.
Statement by Rep. Ros-Lehtinen:
“I’m proud to lead this initiative with Ted and be joined by so many of our colleagues in sending this bipartisan and bicameral letter to these member delegations of UNESCO’s Executive Board, urging them to do the right thing and oppose this shameful resolution which seeks to undermine Jewish and Christian ties to Jerusalem. The resolution’s ill intent is unmistakable: to deny the historical record of the Jewish peoples’ connections to their holiest city and to imply that Jerusalem is inconsequential to Jews and Christians, with the intent of laying the groundwork for additional UN efforts to delegitimize Israel and undermine its status as the capital of the Jewish State. Furthermore, this irresponsible and reprehensible resolution falsely lays the blame for the violence on Israel since last October while ignoring the acts of terror and violence that are being incited by the Palestinian Authority and Abu Mazen. UNESCO was created to build intercultural understanding yet, as is the case across the entire UN system, intolerance and intentionally corrosive behavior on the part of many of the organization's members has undermined its original mission and only further underscores the need for drastic reform throughout the entire UN system.”
Statement by Sen. Cruz:
“I am proud to lead this bipartisan, bicameral effort with Rep. Ros-Lehtinen. The United Nations’ obsessive hostility towards Israel will be on display yet again this week as UNESCO considers another blatantly biased resolution that unjustly singles out our close ally Israel with false accusations and criticism, and attempts to erase the specific deep-rooted, historical connection of Jews and Christians to Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal capital. For thousands of years, Jerusalem has played a defining, central role in the history and identity of the Jewish people. For Christians, Jerusalem is a seminal spiritual site. This resolution flies in the face of, among other things, science as recent archeological excavations, notably in the City of David, have revealed incontrovertible, physical evidence that reaffirms Jewish and Christian ties to the holy city of Jerusalem. Members of the UNESCO Executive Board should vote against this intentional campaign to deny these historical truths, rewrite the history of Jerusalem, and delegitimize Israel.”
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen and Sen. Cruz also sent a separate letter to Ambassador Samantha Powers, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and U.S. Ambassador Crystal Nix-Hines, U.S. Permanent Representative to UNESCO, urging them to use the full voice, vote, and influence of the United States to defeat the measure.
The full text of the letter is included below:
As the 200th session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) prepares to meet in the coming days in Paris, France, we write to urge your mission to oppose Item 25 of the provisional agenda under “Occupied Palestine” that diminishes the historic and verified Jewish and Christian ties to the Old City of Jerusalem.
As acknowledged by the draft text of Item 25, the Old City of Jerusalem is important to the three monotheistic religions. Numerous archaeological excavations have uncovered a myriad of antiquities that scientifically prove the historical connection of all three religions to Jerusalem, such as the discovery of the Pool of Siloam or the restoration of floor tiles of the Second Temple in the City of David. We celebrate the heritage and cultural ties of these religions to Jerusalem and the importance of Jerusalem to millions of people around the world.
Yet, this resolution seems to prioritize the Muslim heritage of the Old City, while diminishing the ties of either of the other religions. For example, the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, along with the Western Wall, where Jews from all over the world have come to pray, are described exclusively as Muslim holy sites and referred to only by their Muslim names. When the Western Wall is referenced, it is only with quotation marks, implying that the title is unofficial and not based on historic fact.
UNESCO’s mission is to build intercultural understanding through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. This unnecessarily divisive and selective resolution undermines the very purpose and integrity of UNESCO by seeking to rewrite Jerusalem's history, rejects Jerusalem's multi-cultural heritage, and undercuts Jerusalem's extraordinary diversity. Forged in the aftermath of World War II, UNESCO strives to establish peace on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. Attempting to erase the Jewish and Christian connection to this sacred city will further damage the prospects of peace between Israel and the Palestinians. It is incumbent upon all Member States of the Executive Board to respect and protect the religious, cultural, and historical significance of Jerusalem as they would all other World Heritage sites and to uphold the values and ideals enshrined in UNESCO’s Constitution.
We therefore respectfully urge your mission to UNESCO to oppose Item 25 of the provisional agenda for the Executive Board's 200th session.
Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.)
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.), Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Rep. Robert J. Dold (R-Ill.), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.), Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.), Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-Mich.), Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), Rep. Jerrod Nadler (D-N.Y.), Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), Peter J. Roskam (R-Ill.), Rep. Edward R. Royce (R-Calif.), Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.), Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.), Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.), Rep. Randy K. Weber (R-Texas), Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.).
Bipartisan Taskforce Introduces Legislation Focusing on European Anti-Semitism
WASHINGTON - Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Kay Granger (R-TX), Steve Israel (D-NY), Peter Roskam (R-IL), and Ted Deutch (D-FL), the co-chairs of the House of Representatives Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, introduced legislation aimed at shining a light on the growing problem of anti-Semitism in Europe. Upon introducing the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2016 (H.R. 6208), the co-chairs issued the following joint statement:
“It’s shocking that in the 21st century, anti-Semitism is gaining strength across Europe. From taunts and threats on the street; to violent attacks in schools and synagogues; to governments amplifying anti-Semitic voices and messages, such as leaders in Hungary giving a prestigious State award to anti-Semitic writer Zsolt Bayer, many European Jews are being forced to reconsider whether there is still a future for them in their countries. This is unacceptable, and we will continue to call on leaders across Europe to speak out against this growing problem, strengthen partnerships with Jewish communities to help them develop safety standards, and foster cultures that respect diversity and inclusion of all minority groups, including Jews.
“Effectively confronting this problem requires a better understanding of its scope and depth. This bill would require the Administration to continue taking a hard look at anti-Semitism in Europe, providing a thorough assessment of trends and outlining what the United States and our partners are doing to meet this challenge. That way, we’ll have the best information available as we work to root out this pernicious threat and ensure that the commitment ‘never again’ remains a reality.
Building on a resolution regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe (H.Res.354) that passed the House in November 418-0, this bill calls for continued and enhanced reporting on anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, safety and security of European Jewish Communities, and the efforts of the United States to partner with European entities to combat anti-Semitism.
All eight co-chairs are original cosponsors of this legislation: Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Kay Granger (R-TX), Steve Israel (D-NY), Peter Roskam (R-IL), and Ted Deutch (D-FL).Read More
Ros-Lehtinen, Sherman, Garamendi, Nelson, and Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Restore Rights of Holocaust Survivors
“Now Congress has an opportunity to address the lingering injustices that Holocaust survivors have faced for over 70 years by restoring their rights and finally giving them, their heirs and the heirs of victims an opportunity to bring their cases before a federal judge”
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement upon introducing H.R. 6279 – the Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2016 – alongside U.S. Reps. Brad Sherman (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, and John Garemendi (D-CA). Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) also introduced the Senate companion, S. 3418. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
“Congress has overwhelmingly voted – for the second time – to allow the families and victims of 9/11 to finally have their day in court after 15 years and to seek the justice that has evaded them since that fateful day. Now Congress has an opportunity to address the lingering injustices that Holocaust survivors have faced for over 70 years by restoring their rights and finally giving them, their heirs and the heirs of victims an opportunity to bring their cases before a federal judge. For far too long, insurance companies have been allowed to deny just compensation to victims of the Holocaust by placing undue burdens on them and by hiding behind bureaucratic red tape which has prevented cases from being brought against these insurance companies in the U.S.
“We can no longer allow survivors and their families to continue to be victimized by those who benefitted from the atrocities of the Holocaust and we must no longer allow U.S. citizens to continue to be denied their right of access to our legal system. That is why I am pleased to be joined by Brad, John, Bill and Marco in introducing this bill and why I will continue to fight to ensure that these insurance companies are held accountable for the seven decades of continued exploitation of victims of the Holocaust.”
Note: H.R. 6279 validates state laws enacted to require insurance companies to disclose the names of Holocaust-era policyholders. It would also allow beneficiaries of Holocaust insurance policies and their heirs to bring suits in U.S. courts to recover any proceeds under the policies to which they may be entitled.
Background: Following World War II, Holocaust survivors and the heirs of victims filed claims on policies with their insurance companies. In many cases, the insurance companies rejected these claims due to the absence of death certificates and policy documents, which were often confiscated by Nazi authorities, leaving the insurance companies themselves with the only proof of the existence of insurance policies.Read More
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I am proud to represent Florida’s 27th Congressional District, a diverse area which includes Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Hialeah, Key Biscayne, Little Havana, Miami, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Westchester.
I was born in Havana, Cuba on July 1952. At the age of eight, my family and I were forced to flee from the oppressive communist regime of Fidel Castro. We settled in Miami and put down permanent roots in our community. I attended Southside Elementary School in Little Havana, West Miami Junior High, and Southwest High School. In the years following, I earned an Associate of Arts degree from Miami-Dade Community College in 1972, Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education from Florida International University in 1975 and 1985 respectively, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Miami in 2004. I consider education a lifelong journey.
I began my career as a Florida certified teacher. I also founded and served as the principal and teacher of a private bilingual elementary school in Hialeah. I was inspired to enter public service by many of the parents and students; to fight on their behalf for a stronger educational system, lower taxes, and a brighter economic future.
In 1982 I was elected to the Florida State House of Representatives and the Florida Senate in 1986, becoming the first Hispanic woman to serve in either body. In the state legislature I authored the Florida Prepaid College Plan, which is now the largest pre paid college tuition program in the nation. More than one million Florida families have used this program to send their children to college.
I was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1989– the first Hispanic woman to serve in Congress–following a special election to fill the seat held by the late Claude Pepper. I have been strongly returned to Congress since, winning 60% of the vote in 2012.
To this day, I remain committed to improving the lives of my constituents and our beautiful South Florida community. As the economy remains a pressing issue, I support reducing taxes and cutting back unnecessary government spending. I also support plans to balance the federal budget and increase tax incentives for small businesses and middle class families. South Florida has also felt the devastating effects of the housing crisis. I have fought to end predatory lending practices by mortgage companies and extend the first time homebuyers tax credit.
Given my background in education, I have worked to strengthen the Head Start program. I have also supported legislation to increase the availability to student financial aid and revise the cumbersome and complicated Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) process.
I am a strong advocate of programs that address the serious problem of domestic violence against women. I was a lead sponsor of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which increases resources towards the prosecution of domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault. I also support legislation to increase criminal penalties for perpetrators of Medicare fraud. Medicare fraud is a deplorable practice which robs hardworking seniors of the benefits they spent a lifetime earning, while also wasting billions in taxpayer dollars.
As the wife of a Vietnam veteran and step-mother to Marine aviators, I am passionate about improving our nation’s military, safeguarding veteran’s health care, and ensuring that returning veterans have access to a college education. I have been an outspoken critic of the Miami VA’s recent failures to notify veterans who were at risk of infection, due to contaminated colonoscopy equipment. I also authored legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). These women pioneers had been denied recognition for their service during World War II.
I am Chairman emeritus of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and am now Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa. In this role, I continue to voice my strong support for the state of Israel and human rights, including my opposition to Castro’s dictatorial regime in Cuba. I have also led on pressing foreign policy issues including the fight against Islamist extremism, and support of free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.
I also serve as a member of the House Committee on Rules. This Committee decides what legislation makes it to the House floor and its members are chosen by the Speaker of the House. My priorities as a member of this Committee is to get our nation’s economy back on track and ensure passage of legislation that betters the state of our nation.
I am the proud wife to Dexter Lehtinen, mother and step-mother to 4 adult children, and grandmother to two beautiful baby girls – Morgan Elizabeth and Caroline Grace.
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