Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (also known as Ileana Ros; is a Cuban-American born as Ileana Ros y Adato July 15, 1952) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 18th congressional district, serving since 1989. She is a member of the Republican Party.
She is currently the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. House, and was the first Republican woman elected to the House of Representatives from Florida. She is chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, effective 2011.
Early life, education and career
Ros-Lehtinen was born in Havana, Cuba, one of two children born to Enrique Ros and his wife, Amanda Adato.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in education and her Master of Arts in educational leadership from Florida International University. She attended the University of Miami ...
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today on the announcement that U.S. law enforcement agencies have disrupted an Iranian plot to carry out acts of terrorism on U.S. soil:
“This revelation that Iran was actively plotting an attack on U.S. soil must serve as a wake-up-call about the commitment of the Iranian regime to harm the U.S. and our interests and allies, and the expansive nature of Iran’s network.
“The Iranian threat has many different components that must be addressed simultaneously. ...
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has signed on as the first Republican supporter of a bill outlawing discrimination against same-sex couples from becoming adoptive or foster parents.
"It's way past time to allow the thousands of children in foster care the opportunity to live in safe and nurturing families who are eager to adopt them," said Ros-Lehtinen in a statement. "There are strict guidelines to ensure that the placement of these children will be regulated and that the parents will provide the protective guidance and structure that the children need."
"My home state of Florida had ...
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has signed on as the first Republican co-sponsor of the bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
“I voted against the constitutional amendment defining marriage so I’m pleased to co-sponsor the repeal of DOMA and work with my colleagues on marriage equality,” said Ros-Lehtinen in a statement.
The DOMA-repeal bill, known as the Respect for Marriage Act, now has 125 cosponsors.
Under DOMA, which was signed into law in 1996, states are allowed to not recognize valid same-sex unions performed in other states. Same-sex couples are also ...
Ros-Lehtinen Responds To Fraudulent Elections In Nicaragua Orchestrated By Ortega Ros-Lehtinen Responds To Fraudulent Elections In Nicaragua Orchestrated By Ortega
"The elections in Nicaragua were not free, fair, and transparent and had no credible international observers"
(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 fraudulent elections in Nicaragua. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
“Even before any vote was cast in the Nicaragua elections, the fraudulent results were already determined because Ortega, his wife, and their corrupt regime used every dirty trick available to preserve their dynasty at the expense of the Nicaraguan people. Before polls were even open, the Ortega regime had gamed the system and used its power and control over the electoral council, the judiciary, and every other institution to guarantee that they would remain in power at all costs.
“The elections in Nicaragua were not free, fair, and transparent and had no credib
Congresistas Ros-Lehtinen y Wilson Viajaran a Haití en una Delegación Bipartidista Para Examinar las Labores Humanitarias después del Huracán Congresistas Ros-Lehtinen y Wilson Viajaran a Haití en una Delegación Bipartidista Para Examinar las Labores Humanitarias después del Huracán
(Miami, Florida) – Una delegación bipartidista compuesta de la Congresista Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) y la Congresista Frederica Wilson (D-FL) viajara a Haití el sábado 29 de octubre 2016 y regresara a Miami el domingo 30 de octubre 2016 en una aerolínea comercial. El propósito de este viaje es examinar las labores humanitarias respondiendo al Huracán Mateo. Está programado que las Congresistas asistan a sesiones informativas de la Embajada de Estados Unidos y de la Misión de Las Naciones Unidas sobre las operaciones de alivio de emergencia y respuesta a la epidemia de cólera, viajen a una de las zonas más afectadas de Jeremie para observar la distribución de comida y servicios médicos, se reúnan con el primer ministro de Haití, y lleven a cabo conversaciones con accionistas claves en Haití sobre las elecciones inminentes
Ros-Lehtinen Responde a las Elecciones Fraudulentas en Nicaragua Orquestadas por Ortega Ros-Lehtinen Responde a las Elecciones Fraudulentas en Nicaragua Orquestadas por Ortega
“Las elecciones en Nicaragua no fueron libres, justas, o transparentes y no fueron supervisadas por observadores internacionales creíbles.”
(Washington, DC) - Congresista Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Presidente del Subcomité del Medio Oriente y África del Norte, hizo la siguiente declaración en respuesta a las elecciones fraudulentas en Nicaragua. Declaración de Ros-Lehtinen:
“Mucho antes que se emitiera un voto en las elecciones de Nicaragua, los resultados fraudulentos ya estaban determinados, ya que Ortega, su esposa y su régimen corrupto usaron cualquier truco sucio disponible para preservar su dinastía a expensa del pueblo nicaragüense. Antes que abrieran los centros, el régimen de Ortega manipuló el sistema y usó su poder y control sobre el Consejo Electoral, el Poder Judicial, y cualquier otra institución para garantizar permanecer en poder a toda costa.
“Las elecciones e