Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (born Ileana Carmen Ros y Adato, July 15, 1952) is a politician and lobbyist from Miami, Florida who represented from 1989 to 2019.wikipedia
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1989 Florida's 18th congressional district special election

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In 1989, Ros-Lehtinen won a special election and became the first Cuban American and Latina elected to Congress. After incumbent Democrat U.S. Congressman Claude Pepper died on May 30, 1989, there was a special election scheduled for August 29, 1989.
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen defeated Democrat Gerald Richman in the runoff vote, 53.14% to 46.85%.

Dexter Lehtinen

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She was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1982, where she met State Representative Dexter Lehtinen (D-Miami).
He is the husband of former U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Respect for Marriage Act

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In September 2011, Ros-Lehtinen became the first Republican member of the U.S. Congress to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
In September 2011, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida became the 125th cosponsor of the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives and the first Republican member of the U.S. Congress to announce support for the bill.

Hispanic Americans

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In 1989, Ros-Lehtinen won a special election and became the first Cuban American and Latina elected to Congress.
Current Representatives include Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Jose E. Serrano, Luis Gutiérrez, Nydia Velázquez, Xavier Becerra, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Loretta Sanchez, Rubén Hinojosa, Mario Diaz-Balart, Raul Grijalva, Ben R. Lujan, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Raul Labrador and Alex Mooney—in all, they number thirty.

Donna Shalala

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She was succeeded by former Secretary of Health and Human Services and University of Miami president, Donna Shalala.
The district voted overwhelmingly for Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, but its House seat was held by 30-year incumbent Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

2014 State of the Union Address

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Ros-Lehtinen gave the first Republican response to the State of the Union address in Spanish in 2011, and gave the third in 2014.
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American person elected to Congress, gave a second response, delivering most of McMorris Rodgers' response in Spanish.

2011 State of the Union Address

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Ros-Lehtinen gave the first Republican response to the State of the Union address in Spanish in 2011, and gave the third in 2014.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, gave a Spanish version of the response.

United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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She was Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee from 2011–2013.

Marco Rubio

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While studying law, Rubio interned for U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Response to the State of the Union address

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Ros-Lehtinen gave the first Republican response to the State of the Union address in Spanish in 2011, and gave the third in 2014.

Congressional Hispanic Conference

In the mid to late 1990s, the Republican members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – Mexican-American Henry Bonilla of Texas and Cuban-Americans Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida – left the Caucus in protest over its support for improved relations with Cuba.

Enrique Ros

Ileana Ros y Adato was born in Havana, Cuba, one of two children born to Enrique Ros (1924–2013), who later became a businessman and anti-Fidel Castro activist, and his wife, Amanda Adato.
Ros was married to Amanda Adato (1926–2011) and they had two children, Enrique Jr. "Henry" and U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and four grandchildren: Jennifer and Katherine Ros, and Patricia and Rodrigo Lehtinen.

History of the Jews in Cuba

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Ros-Lehtinen's maternal grandparents were Sephardic Jews, originally from the Ottoman Empire, who had been active in Cuba's Jewish community.
Some Jewish Americans originally from Cuba are also fierce critics of the Cuban regime, such as Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Cuban Americans

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In 1989, Ros-Lehtinen won a special election and became the first Cuban American and Latina elected to Congress.
In Florida, Cuban-American congressmen have tended to be Republican, beginning with Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Joe Garcia, a Democrat, is an exception).

R. Clarke Cooper

Immediately following graduation from FSU in 1994, Cooper joined the Washington, D.C. staff of Florida Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

114th United States Congress

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Ros-Lehtinen was ranked as the sixth most bipartisan member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the 114th United States Congress in the Bipartisan Index, created by The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy to assess congressional bipartisanship.

Rodrigo Lehtinen

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Ros-Lehtinen has two children, Rodrigo, a transgender LGBT rights activist, and Patricia Marie.
Heng-Lehtinen is the older child of lawyer Dexter Lehtinen and congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

115th United States Congress

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As of May 2018, Ros-Lehtinen had voted with her party in 85.7% of votes in the 115th United States Congress and voted in line with President Trump's position in 68.7% of the votes.

Claude Pepper

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After incumbent Democrat U.S. Congressman Claude Pepper died on May 30, 1989, there was a special election scheduled for August 29, 1989.
A special election was held in August 1989 to fill his seat, won by Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who served until retiring at the conclusion of the 115th Congress.

Afterschool Caucuses

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Durban III

On November 23, 2010, she called on the Obama administration to "announce publicly, right now, that we will stay away from Durban III, deny it US taxpayer dollars, and oppose all measures that seek to facilitate it. And we should encourage other responsible nations to do the same."
On 23 November 2010, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called on the Obama administration to "announce publicly, right now, that we will stay away from Durban III, deny it US taxpayer dollars, and oppose all measures that seek to facilitate it. And we should encourage other responsible nations to do the same."

Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act

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On May 7, 2014, Ros-Lehtinen introduced the Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act (H.R. 4587; 113th Congress) in the House.
The Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act was introduced into the United States House of Representatives on May 7, 2014 by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R, FL-27).

Mauricio J. Tamargo

Prior to being confirmed to the FCSC, he was the Staff Director for the International Operations and Human Rights Subcommittee of the International Relations Committee, and Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, for whom he had earlier served as her Legislative Director.

Cuban-American lobby

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Ros-Lehtinen played a prominent role in the Cuban-American lobby, which puts pressure on the Cuban government to bring about political change in Cuba.