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Florida Congresswoman Hangs up on President-elect Obama
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), shown in 2007 file photo, hung up on President-elect Barack Obama when he called on December 3, 2008 to congratulate her on re-election and to say he was looking forward to working with her since she was the ranking Republican member of the House Foreign Affairs committee. The congresswoman thought it was a hoax, so she cut Obama off but not before telling him he was a better impersonator than the actor on Saturday Night Live. It took two more phone calls from other congressmen before she realized it was not a hoax, and then they had a cordial discussion. (UPI Photo/David Brody/Files)
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (also known as Ileana Ros; born Ileana Ros y Adato July 15, 1952) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 18th congressional district, serving since 1989. She is a member of the Republican Party.

She is currently the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. House, and was the first Republican woman elected to the House of Representatives from Florida. She is chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, effective 2011.

Ros-Lehtinen was born in Havana, Cuba, one of two children born to Enrique Ros and his wife, Amanda Adato.

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