FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 1, 2012
Diaz-Balart commends Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature for denying hard currency to two U.S.- designated State Sponsors of Terrorism, Cuba and Syria
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement commending Governor Rick Scott for signing HB 959 companion to SB 1144, State and Local Government Relations with Cuba or Syria bill. Diaz-Balart comments:
“I commend Governor Rick Scott for signing the ‘State and Local Government Relations with Cuba or Syria’ bill,” said Diaz-Balart. This bill prevents Florida’s agencies and local governments from contracting for $1 million or more with companies that do business with Cuba and Syria, two U.S. – designated State Sponsors of Terrorism. “I want to also thank State Representative Michael Bileca for introducing the bill, State Senator Rene Garcia, and Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera for their leadership and laudable efforts to pass this important legislation,” added Diaz-Balart.
“This legislation is an important measure to prevent state funds from propping up the dictators of terrorist states who ruthlessly oppress their own people,” concluded Diaz-Balart.