Diaz-Balart: Congress Stands Firm in its Promise to the Venezuelan People
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2658, the Venezuelan Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act, and H.Res. 259, expressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
“The Maduro regime continues to sink a once prosperous country into one laden with oppression, food shortages, crime, and inflation. On several occasions, the United States Congress has made a commitment to help the people of Venezuela, and these bills emphasize that commitment by furthering sanctions on corrupt regime officials, providing much needed humanitarian aid, defending human rights, and ‘working with the Organization of American States to ensure international observation that contributes to free and transparent electoral processes.’ For almost two decades, this country has suffered under the Chavista and Maduro regimes, and the United States stands firm in its promise to the Venezuelan people.”