Diaz-Balart Votes to Extend Sanctions Against Maduro Regime
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of S. 2845, the Extension of the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act.
"I am pleased Congress has once again reaffirmed its commitment to human rights and democracy around the world by passing an extension to the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act. As the Maduro regime continues to subvert democratic institutions, rule of law, and civil society, Congress will continue to stand with the people of Venezuela in pressing for fundamental rights and liberties by ensuring that those who commit human rights abuses face consequences.
"After the recent celebration of Venezuela's Independence Day, the Venezuelan people mark 205 years free from Spanish rule. Today, the American people stand with them as they press to regain their hard-won freedoms and rid themselves of the Maduro plague."