Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

FLORIDA's 27th DISTRICT

Ros-Lehtinen Presenting U.S Flag to Lieutenant Colonel

2014/10/20


Ros-Lehtinen Interview With Arlena Amaro Of Univision

2014/10/17


Ros-Lehtinen at Big Bus Event

2014/10/17


Ros-Lehtinen and Actualidad on Topics of the Day

2014/10/17


With Mario Diaz-Balart At Facebook Small Business Boost Event

2014/10/17


Meeting With Mrs. West Indies In The Miami Congressional Office

2014/10/16


El Escaño Venezolano en el Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas será un Golpe a la Seguridad Global y a los Intereses de los Estados Unidos, Dice Ros-Lehtinen

2014/10/15

El Escaño Venezolano en el Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas será un Golpe a la Seguridad Global y a los Intereses de los Estados Unidos,  Dice Ros-Lehtinen

“La Administración Obama hubiera cumplido lo conseguido en el 2006 y en el 2008 cuando se evitó que Venezuela consiguiera un escaño en el Consejo de Seguridad”

 (Washington) – La Congresista Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Presidenta del Comité de Medio Oriente y África del Norte hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre la esperada elección de Venezuela, por dos años, a un escaño no permanente en el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU. Declaración por Ros-Lehtinen:

“La proyectada elección de Venezuela al Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU es maniobra de propaganda para Maduro y sus marionetas, el régimen Castro. De la brutal represión de líderes pro-democráticos, la opresión sobre la sociedad civil, los medios independientes y sus relaciones con Irán y Siria, el régimen de Maduro continúa socavando la paz y seguridad de la región.

“La presencia de Venezuela en el Consejo de Seguridad tendrá serias consecuencias para la seguridad global y los intereses de Estados Unidos. La presencia del régimen de Maduro en el Consejo de Seguridad es emblemática de las fallas del sistema de las Naciones Unidas, un revés para la democracia en Latinoamérica y la diplomacia de los Estados Unidos. La Administración Obama hubiera cumplido lo conseguido en el 2006 y en el 2008 cuando se evitó que Venezuela consiguiera un escaño en el Consejo de Seguridad. Regímenes criminales como Cuba y Siria tendrán ahora un socio confiable en el Consejo para ampliar sus agendas políticas y debilitar los esfuerzos diplomáticos de los Estados Unidos. China y Rusia contarán con un aliado que ayudará a obstruir cualquier intento serio para resolver las mayores amenazas que afectan al mundo de la actualidad.”

 

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Venezuela Seat On UN Security Council Would Be A Blow For Global Security, U.S. Interests, Says Ros-Lehtinen

2014/10/15

Venezuela Seat On UN Security Council Would Be A Blow For Global Security, U.S. Interests, Says Ros-Lehtinen

“The Obama Administration will have failed to do what was accomplished in 2006 and 2008 when Venezuela was prevented from obtaining a seat on the Security Council.”

 

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement regarding the expected announcement that Venezuela will be elected to a two-year, nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC). Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“The anticipated election of Venezuela to the UN Security Council would be a propaganda coup for Maduro and his puppet masters, the Castro regime. From the brutal repression of pro-democracy leaders, the crackdown on civil society and the independent media, its ties to Iran and Syria, the Maduro regime continues undermining peace and security in the region.

“A Venezuelan seat on the UNSC would have serious consequences for global security and U.S. interests. The Maduro regime’s presence on the Security Council would be emblematic of the failures of the UN system, a setback for democracy in Latin America and U.S. diplomacy. The Obama Administration will have failed to do what was accomplished in 2006 and 2008 when Venezuela was prevented from obtaining a seat on the Security Council. Rogue regimes like Cuba and Iran will have a reliable partner on the Council to advance their own political agendas and to weaken U.S. diplomatic efforts, and China and Russia will have another ally to help stymie any serious attempts at working to resolve the world’s most pressing threats.”

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2014/10/15


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2014/10/15


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Contact Information

2206 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3931
Fax 202-225-5620
ros-lehtinen.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Foreign Affairs

Rules

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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