Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Commends President Trump For the Financial Sanctions Against the Maduro Regime

Aug 25, 2017
Press Release

Diaz-Balart Commends President Trump For the Financial Sanctions Against the Maduro Regime

 

MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced financial sanctions against the Maduro regime.

“I commend President Trump for once again imposing tough sanctions against the Maduro regime.  Today’s announced sanctions target Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA, and prohibit transactions that finance the regime’s escalating debt and corruption. 

Clearly the Trump administration is listening to opposition leaders in Venezuela, the U.S. Congress, and members of the Venezuelan community in South Florida and has taken a firm stand to protect American values and interests in our hemisphere.  When Vice President Mike Pence was in Miami this week, he asserted that the Trump administration was committed to promoting democracy and stated, “our resolve is unwavering; our conviction is clear.” 

I commend the Trump Administration’s principled clarity on opposing tyranny in our hemisphere.  As the Maduro regime continues its relentless assaults on democracy and subversion of representative democracy with its sham “Constituent Assembly,” the United States stands in firm solidarity with the Venezuelan people.

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