Tag: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Scott PowersMay 22, 2018
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A bipartisan group from Florida’s congressional delegation, along with the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, are offering a counterpunch to the jab thrown in Washington D.C.  by opponents of the Brightline private passenger railroad in Florida. In a letter Monday, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, the Pennsylvania Republican chairing the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and […]

Ryan NicolMay 15, 2018
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U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was one of 70 Americans honored by Israel, as the country celebrated its 70th year of independence Monday night. The South Florida congresswoman was among honorees at a ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Accompanying the designation was a video address from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

Ryan NicolMay 11, 2018
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Miami journalist Maria Elvira Salazar has pulled in support from conservative super PAC FreedomWorks for America in her bid to replace Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Florida’s 27th Congressional District. That support will come in the form of get-out-the-vote tactics as Salazar competes with a whopping eight other Republicans in a jam-packed primary. “Maria Elvira Salazar […]

Peter SchorschMay 8, 2018
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Florida lost a Renaissance man last week with the passing of Cyrus “Russ” Jollivette. It’s not just anyone whose death merits a testimonial from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Jollivette lived one of those extraordinary lives that was hard to categorize. Corporate executive. Journalist. University administrator. Lawyer. Civic leader. Consultant. Community volunteer. […]

Scott PowersApril 12, 2018
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Congressional letters signed by a large majority of Florida’s delegation are urging congressional leaders to support full funding not just for NASA’s next spacecraft and rocket but for critical upgrades at Kennedy Space Center to launch them. The letters to chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees subcommittees overseeing space have drawn signatures of […]

Peter SchorschApril 12, 2018
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Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia is mulling a run in the special election for the District 5 seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission, according to several South Florida politicos. The District 5 seat is vacant due to the exit of Republican Bruno Barreiro, who left the job to run full-time for Florida’s 27th Congressional […]

Peter SchorschApril 11, 2018
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Miami state Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez announced Wednesday that he would drop out of the crowded Democratic Primary race in Florida’s 27th Congressional District. “My time in public office was borne of community-based work here in Miami, standing up for everyday people. My service in the Legislature has been no different, tackling tough issues and trying […]


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