Ron Klein

House of Representatives Mourns Israel Fire Losses

12/08/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously mourned the loss of life in Israel's worst ever forest fire and pledged to support assistance.

The non-binding resolution passed Tuesday, sponsored by outgoing Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.), "mourns the loss of life and extends condolences to the families affected by the fire in northern Israel" and "supports the Obama Administration’s offer of, and rapid efforts to provide, United States fire fighting assistance to Israel in response to this disaster."

Rep.-Elect West Withdraws Job Offer to Jewish Host Who Called Pelosi 'Garbage'

11/12/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Newly elected Florida Rep. Allen West withdrew a job offer to a Jewish talk show host who called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "garbage" and said Jewish Democrats "don't embrace being Jewish."

West, who in the Nov. 2 elections ousted incumbent Ron Klein, a Democrat, from his Broward and Palm Beach counties area district, issued a statement Thursday expressing his "deep regret" that Joyce Kaufman would not work for him as his chief of staff.

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