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Ros-Lehtinen’s bipartisan bill supports democracy in Venezuela and holds Cuba-backed Maduro regime accountable

From the offices of U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL):

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Ros-Lehtinen Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Democracy in Venezuela and Hold Accountable Maduro Regime Officials Responsible For Human Rights Violations

" This bill sends a clear message to Maduro and other repressive leaders in the region that the U.S. will not stand idly by as they assault democratic institutions and violate human rights."

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, along with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), and Lois Frankel (D-FL) introduced H.R. 4229 - Venezuelan Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, which seeks to hold accountable violators of human rights of the Maduro regime.

H.R. 4229, Venezuelan Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act is an important legislation that:

  • Denies visas to enter the United States, blocks property, freezes assets, and prohibits financial transactions to members of the Venezuelan regime who are responsible for the commission of serious human rights abuses against the citizens of Venezuela;
  • Makes a Statement of Policy that calls for the U.S. government to further reduce its imports of Venezuelan oil;
  • Calls on the President to transmit to Congress a report on persons that are engaged in censorship or other activities with respect to the Venezuelan regime that prohibit, limit, or penalize the exercise of freedom of expression or limits access to print or broadcast media; and
  • Directs the United States Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States at the OAS to defend and protect the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and strengthen the independent Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to advance the protection of human rights throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“With at least 24 killed and more than 100 injured by the Maduro regime over the past three weeks, the United States has a moral obligation to support the people of Venezuela in their pursuit of democratic ideals and to punish those responsible for violating human rights and basic freedoms. This bill sends a clear message to Maduro and other repressive leaders in the region that the U.S. will not stand idly by as they assault democratic institutions and violate human rights. It shows that we will take action to ensure that those who stomp on the rights and dignity of others will be held accountable.”  

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