Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is a politician and lobbyist from Miami, Florida, who represented from 1989 to 2019. By the end of her tenure, she was the most senior U.S. Representative from Florida. She was Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee from 2011–2013. In 1989, Ros-Lehtinen won a special election and became the first Cuban American and Latina elected to Congress. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has 1,468 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Convention as a State Senator. The year with the most videos was 2014 with 112 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2012 with an average of 3,430 views per program as a Republican Representative for Florida's 18th district. Most appearances with L. Diaz-Balart (12), John A. Boehner (8), Nancy Pelosi (5). Most common tags: Iraq Occupation/Reconstruction (05/02/03-08/31/10), Cuba, Republican Party.

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U.S. Representative, R-FL 27th January 3, 2013 - January 2, 2019 Videos: 563 U.S. Representative, R-FL 18th January 1, 1989 - January 3, 2013 Videos: 904 State Senator,
c. August 15, 1988 - c. January 1, 1989 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Female Representatives on Their Retirement From Congress

    Female Representatives on Their Retirement From Congress

    Retiring Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and former Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)…

  • House Session, Part 1

    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches. Members then considered the rules of debate for two bills. One is one a package…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House approved a resolution calling for the government of Myanmar (Burma) to release imprisoned journalists.

  • Morning Hour

    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on any topic.

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House passed the final version of the House-Senate compromise of the farm bill. The legislation sets a five-year…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House considered several suspension bills, including ones that condemns the Assad regime in Syria and Russian aggression…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Former Ideology Rankings
Past Elections

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    • Votes Against Party Majority: 0

Floor Activity

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