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U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, introduced the resolution with the support of U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. Other backers include U.S. Reps. Kathy Manning, D-NC, Peter Meijer, R-Mich., and Joe Wilson, R-SC.
Last week, members of the Florida congressional delegation, led by U.S. Reps. Darren Soto, D-Fla., and Bill Posey, R-Fla., wrote a letter to Acting U.S. Trade Representative, Maria Pagan, expressing concerns over retaliatory tariffs placed by the European Union (EU) on U.S. agricultural products, particularly Florida grapefruits.
The senators strongly urge Mogherini to align the E.U.’s sanctions with those of the U.S. and Canada in response to the Maduro regime’s ongoing repression against the Venezuelan people.
Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and more than 40 GOP colleagues on the Senate in sending a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging their unwavering support for the United Kingdom as it exits the European Union (EU) in the coming months.
“Chavez and Maduro kept the Cuban regime afloat for decades, and now Cuban operators are keeping the Maduro regime in power,” Scott said.