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 ...
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“While many are egg-static about the coming holiday, you should come to our office before you get hopping mad about your federal issues,” added Ros-Lehtinen.
Miami, Florida – If you are a resident of the 27th Congressional District and happen to be around Miami Springs or Cutler Bay, please stop by city hall and allow Ileana's Congressional Aide, Lourdes Ruiz, to help you with any problem related to a federal agency or any questions regarding the federal government. Lourdes will be at:
Miami Springs City Hall, 201 Westward Drive in Miami Springs (Okeechobee Road and Westward Drive) on Tuesday, April 15th from 10am – 3pm;
Cutler Bay Town Hall, 10720 Caribbean Blvd in Cutler Bay (US1 and Caribbean Boulevard) on Thursday, April 17th from 10am – 3pm.
Any resident of the 27th Congressional District with issues concerning Social Security, immigration, Medicare, housing, Veteran’s Administr
Quizás Estás Emocionado por La Pascua, Pero Sólo Nuestra Oficina Puede Ayudarte con Preguntas Federales! ¡Quizás Estás Emocionado por La Pascua, Pero Sólo Nuestra Oficina Puede Ayudarte con Preguntas Federales!
“Aunque muchas personas están emocionadas por los días de fiesta que vienen, debes venir a nuestras oficinas para que podamos ayudarte con tus problemas federales,” dijo Ros-Lehtinen.
Miami, Florida – Si es un residente del distrito Congresional 27, en el área de Miami Springs o Cutler Bay, por favor pase por el ayuntamiento y permita que la asistente Congresional de Ileana, Lourdes Ruiz, le ayude con cualquier problema relacionado con una agencia federal. Lourdes estará en:
el ayuntamiento de Miami Springs, 201 Westward Drive en Miami Springs (Okeechobee Road y Westward Drive) el martes, 15 de abril, de 10am a 3pm;
el ayuntamiento de Cutler Bay, 10720 Caribbean Blvd en Cutler Bay (US1 y Caribbean Boulevard) el jueves, 17 de abril, de 10am a 3pm.
Cualquier residente del distrito Congresional 27 con problemas como inmigración, asuntos de veteranos, Seguro Social, Me