Thursday September 26, 2013
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Recognizes the 10th Anniversary of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida

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Mr. Speaker, I would like to take a minute today to recognize a remarkable south Florida organization, the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida, that will soon be celebrating its 10th-year anniversary in Miami.

Over the past 10 years, the association has been dedicated to public service in my home State of Florida, preserving the civil rights, the political rights and responsibilities of Puerto Ricans as Americans, as well as Floridians.

The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida also serves as an educational tool for undergraduate, graduate, and law students through a Moot Court Competition, which will be held this year in conjunction with the association’s historic anniversary.

I congratulate its president, Richard Robles, for his impressive work and wish everyone in the association continued success on behalf of the Puerto Rican community of Florida.

Floor of the United States House of Representatives, September 26, 2013