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New House Foreign Policy Chair Gets Tough

Friday, 10 Dec 2010 09:30 AM

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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, incoming chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is a Cuban-American from Miami who wants sanctions for, not engagement with, adversaries such as North Korea and Iran, the Miami Herald reports.  Ros-Lehtinen’s ascension may signal a tougher tone in Congress on foreign policy matters and more skepticism toward the Obama administration’s State Department.

new, House, foreign, policy, chair, Gets, Tough“Rogue regimes never respond to anything less than hardball,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement on Wednesday after her colleagues named her to the post.

She also wants to cut foreign aid and State Department spending, saying, “There is much fat in these budgets.”




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