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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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  • House panel OKs stepped up shipments of weapons to Jordan

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday approved a bill to expedite the process of shipping advanced U.S. weapons to Jordan, a U.S. ally fighting the Islamic State. In February, Secretary of State John Kerry and the Jordanian foreign minister...
  • Republicans won't challenge Cuba's removal from terrorism list

    MIAMI Republicans say they will not mount a challenge to President Barack Obama's plan to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., met with congressional colleagues last week to map strategy to...
  • Cuba no longer belongs on terror list

    Cuba  no longer belongs  on terror list
    The naysayers have been all over President Obama for his decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. We can understand the emotion involved for Cuban-American members of Congress, including Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio,...
  • Cuba human rights bill introduced in Congress

    MIAMI A House bill was introduced Wednesday that would tie an improvement in Cuba's human rights record to any further removal of sanctions, and the State Department said the United States and Cuba planned to start a dialogue about U.S. fugitives living...
  • When Jeb Bush managed a House campaign

    WASHINGTON With the final votes concluded before the House left town for the two week recess, Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was running 20 minutes late for a scheduled interview. Her legislative director's dog, Maya, an office staple for the past...
  • Congressional office spending

    Congressional office spending
    In the latest two-year term (2013 and 2014), U.S. Theodore Deutch, D-Boca Raton, led all of Florida's 27 congressional members by spending $2.49 million to run his office. That was the 11th highest total in Congress. U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Winter...
  • Congress hears testimony on Cuban criminal pipeline

    Congress hears testimony on Cuban criminal pipeline
    WASHINGTON — Cuba's role in enabling a criminal pipeline to Florida must be examined as the United States moves to restore relations with the Communist-led island, the leader of a key congressional panel said Thursday. Jeff Duncan, chairman of the...
  • Cuban Adjustment Act reform planned

    South Florida's Cuban-American House members say they expect Congress to take up legislation to tighten an immigration law that gives Cubans unique rights to enter the U.S. without permission and quickly become permanent residents. The Cuban...
  • U.S. official vows to press Cuba to return fugitives

    U.S. official vows to press Cuba to return fugitives
    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials will demand the return of fugitives who have committed crimes in the United States and are hiding in Cuba, a high-ranking State Department negotiator promised Wednesday. "This is a very high priority for us, and we...
  • Ted Deutch decides against U.S. Senate race

    Ted Deutch decides against U.S. Senate race
    Congressman Ted Deutch said Thursday he plans to seek re-election to his Broward-Palm Beach county congressional seat next year and forgo a bid for the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. Senate. Deutch's announcement is the third this week from a...
  • FBI increases reward for return of Springs man missing in Iran

    FBI increases reward for return of Springs man missing in Iran
    The longest held civilian hostage in American history has been missing for eight years, but his family still has hope he'll come home. "I never believed this would be the situation eight years later," Christine Levinson said of her husband, Robert. "I...