Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Public Statements

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Full Name: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Current Office: U.S. House - District 27, Republican
First Elected: 08/29/1989
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 27
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Dexter; 2 Children: Amanda, Patricia; 2 Stepchildren: Douglas, Katherine
Birth Date: 07/15/1952
Birth Place: Havana, Cuba
Home City: Miami, FL
Religion: Episcopalian
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5/09/14 Ongoing Violations of Human Rights in Venezuela 5/07/14 Maduro's Threat of Reprisal Sanctions Only Further Demonstrates His Despotic Nature, Says Ros-Lehtinen 5/07/14 Ros-Lehtinen Bill to Support Democracy in Venezuela and Sanction Maduro Regime Officials Responsible for Human Rights Abuses Set to Clear First Legislative Hurdle Friday, May 9 4/09/14 Hearing of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Venezuela 3/28/14 As the Syrian Crisis That Has Claimed the Lives of Nearly 150,000 Syrians Enters its Fourth Year, UN's Human Rights Council Again Shows its True Colors, Focuses its Efforts at Delegitimizing Israel, Says Ros-Lehtinen 3/26/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia 3/24/14 In Removing Maria Corina Machado from Venezuelan Legislature, Maduro and Cabello Show That They Will Stop at Nothing to Silence the Democratic Opposition, Says Ros-Lehtinen 3/11/14 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Do More To Fight Sex Trafficking 2/14/14 Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen Urge for Solidarity with Antunez, His Wife, and Other Cuban Pro-Democracy Activists 2/13/14 Long Overdue UN Report Proves that Cuba-North Korea Weapons Smuggling Constituted Sanctions Violations, says Ros-Lehtinen 2/13/14 Student Deaths in Venezuela is Tragic; Maduro Regime Must Respect Calls for Democratic Reforms and Human Rights, Says Ros-Lehtinen 12/12/13 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Prevent Human Rights Abusers from Entering the U.S. 8/09/13 Diaz-Balarts, Ros-Lehtinen Meet with Antúnez and Yris Pérez Aguilera 6/23/13 Ros-Lehtinen Statement on NSA Leaker Heading to Cuba or Venezuela 6/23/13 It's Pathetic That Whistleblower Looks To Press Oppressor Nations For Transit & Refuge, Says Ros-Lehtinen 5/17/13 Letter to Advisory Board Members, U.S. Department of Justice - Anti-Sikh Hate Crime Status 5/13/13 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Call for State Department to Address Plight of Chen Gunangcheng & Family 3/26/13 Cuban Refugees Must Not Be Forcibly Returned by The Bahamas; Terrible Fate Would Await Them, Says Ros-Lehtinen 3/22/13 Democracies in the Western Hemisphere Must Defend Against ALBA's Attempts to Weaken Human Rights Commission, Ros-Lehtinen Says 3/21/13 As Human Rights Abuses in Cuba Are Rising, Some Lawmakers Wrongly Seek to Reward the Castro Regime by Advocating Lifting Restrictions, Says Ros-Lehtinen 3/14/13 Honoring Women's History Month 3/13/13 Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balart Express Support To Rosa Maria Paya's Efforts at the Human Rights Council Denouncing Human Rights Violations in Cuba 3/08/13 Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen Condemn Beating of Pro-Democracy Activist Yris Perez Aguilera by Castro Thugs 9/28/12 With Elections Looming in Puerto Rico, Ros-Lehtinen Urges Residents to Go Out & Vote and Make their Voices Heard on Important Ballot Initiatives 8/20/12 Anti-Semitic Imagery Has No Place in Our Discourse, Ros-Lehtinen Says 6/09/12 With Former Cuban Political Prisoners Facing Worsening Humanitarian Conditions In Spain, Ros-Lehtinen Asks Secretary Of State Clinton To Review Sponsor Program For Them In The U.S. 6/04/12 Human Rights, Democracy in China Still Under Siege 23 Years After Tiananmen, Ros-Lehtinen Says 5/24/12 State Department Releases 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, Ros-Lehtinen Says "The United States Must Stand with Oppressed, and Promote Human Rights and Freedom for All." 5/15/12 Promotion of Cuban Human Rights Defenders by George W. Bush Institute Praised by Ros-Lehtinen 5/08/12 Rubio, Ros-Lehtinen, Sires, Diaz-Balart, Menéndez, & Rivera Request Meeting with IKEA President to Discuss Reports Alleging that the Furniture Maker Benefitted from Cuban Prison Labor to Manufacture its Products 5/07/12 Six More Years of Putin Equals Six More Years of Oppression, Ros-Lehtinen Says 5/04/12 If True, Ikea's Use Of Cuban Political Prisoners to Build its Furniture Would be Yet Another Insult Against Human Dignity & the Cuban Nation by the Castro Brothers, Says Cong. Ros-Lehtinen 5/03/12 Promotion of Free Press Abroad Must Remain Priority for U.S., Ros-Lehtinen Says 4/24/12 As Another Cuban Political Prisoner Declares A Hunger Strike In Cuba, Ros-Lehtinen Condemns Castro Regime & Asks For Immediate Liberation Of All Prisoners Of Conscience In Cuba 2/21/12 As Pope's Visit to Cuba Looms, Regime Attacks Churchgoers to Silence Dissent, Says Ros-Lehtinen 2/15/12 Administration Continues Pattern of Conciliation to Beijing, Ros-Lehtinen Charges 11/09/11 Ros-Lehtinen Receives Open Letter From Cuban Dissident Movement & Says She Will Continue Bringing Attention To The Serious Human Rights Abuses Committed By The Castro Dictatorship 11/03/11 A Weapon of Mass Destruction Without Precedent or Parallel in History 7/07/11 Ros-Lehtinen: Russia's Human Rights Record Worsening, Overturn of Jackson-Vanik "Not an Option' 6/29/11 Letter to The Honorable Hillary R. Clinton Secretary U.S. Department of State 6/03/11 Ros-Lehtinen Statement on 22nd Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre 2/26/11 Ros-Lehtinen Says Executive Order on Libya Positive First Step, Urges Further Action to Protect Libyan People, Hold Regime Accountable Also calls for Libya's suspension from UN Human Rights Council 2/24/11 Ros-Lehtinen Condemns Cuba's Sham Trial against American Alan Gross 1/21/11 Ros-Lehtinen Says Allegations against UN Chief Investigator Reinforce Urgent Need for UN Reform 11/22/10 Senate and House Introduce Bills to Sanction Individuals for Ongoing Human Rights Abuses in Vietnam 6/02/10 Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Statement On Cuban Regimes Farcical Attempt Transferring Sick Political Prisoners To Jails Closer To Their Homes 3/11/10 Recognizing Persecution Of Falun Gong 1/25/10 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community 12/15/09 Daniel Pearl Freedom Of The Press Act Of 2009 11/08/09 Ros-Lehtinen Condemns Cowardly Detention & Beating Of Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez; States That Regime Is Intimidated By "Sanchez's Matter Of Fact Descriptions Of Life in Cuba"