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(WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will meet TODAY at 10:30 a.m. in 2470 Rayburn with representatives from Union Civica Democratica of Honduras.  Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:


“It is vital to hear from representatives of Honduran civil society to get the full picture of what is going on in their country and their views of the international response seeking to impose the return of Zelaya in contravention of the rule of law."


Who: U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and representatives from Union Civica Democratica of Honduras


What: Meeting and press availability


Where: 2470 Rayburn House Office Building


When: TODAY, September 17, at 10:30 a.m.



(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, tomorrow (Wednesday, September 16) will join other Members of Congress and former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold for a news conference to discuss the Iran threat.  Statement of Ros-Lehtinen: 


“I am very pleased to join Ambassador Gold and my colleagues to discuss how the U.S. must take the lead in addressing the Iranian threat by implementing severe sanctions. 


“We cannot allow Tehran to further delay and deceive while it making even more progress on its nuclear capabilities. 


“It is in of the interest of the United States, global security, and the safety of our vital ally, Israel, to move beyond failed dialogue and implement painful sanctions against the Iranian regime to force a reversal of their deadly policies.” 


Who:   Ranking Member Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

    Ambassador Dore Gold

    Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA)

    Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-IN)

    Armed Services Committee Ranking Republican Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA)

    U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL)

What:   Press Conference on the Iranian Threat

Where: House Triangle (South East front of the U.S. Capitol).  Rain location H-307.  

When: Wednesday, September 16, at 2:45 Eastern.

Washington, Sep 8, 2009 - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) sent a letter of support to current Honduran President Roberto Micheletti to reiterate his belief that the current U.S. administration should be supporting Micheletti in his struggle to maintain peace and uphold constitutional law rather than condemning his actions.

“Instead of condemning your actions, our government should applaud the allegiance to constitutional law you have demonstrated, even when it meant taking on a powerful force,” writes Rohrabacher. “Would all of our neighbors in this hemisphere do the same as you have done?”

Rohrabacher compared the communist threats of the 1980s in Central America to the climate in the region today. “It is the same threats from the 1980s that have reared up again and are challenging your democracy and liberty,” states the letter. “Leftist Caudillos have risen up from the ash heap of history to attempt to impose their oppression and tyranny on freedom.”

Rep. Rohrabacher is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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