Linda Sánchez Statement on Retirement of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

May 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and the highest-ranking Latina in the House of Representatives, today released the following statement on the retirement of Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:

"As the first Latina and the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has been a trailblazer throughout her career. Ileana has been a thoughtful and dedicated public servant during her nearly four decades in Congress. Through it all, she always put her community and her country ahead of partisan politics.

“I am proud to have worked with Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on legislation to make our schools safer for all students and secure equality protections for Social Security beneficiaries. Ileana always has the courage to stand up for what she believes is right, even if it means breaking with her party. I thank Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for her service. And I wish her the best of luck in her life’s next adventure.”