Rubio Calls on Reid to Hold a Vote on Venezuela Sanctions Bill

On Tuesday evening Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)  to schedule a vote on S. 2142, otherwise known as the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014. This bill authorizes sanctions on individuals involved in serious human rights violations against the peaceful demonstrators in Venezuela.

The bill is currently being blocked from being unanimously passed by the full U.S. Senate because of Citgo, the Venezuelan regime’s wholly owned U.S. subsidiary.

Rubio stated:

By the way… in this body we have endeavored to address one of those challenges in Venezuela – an outrage, a place full of corruption and human rights violations, an anti-American government that does everything possible to undermine us and our interests, not just the interests of their own people… Do not allow lobbyists from the Venezuelan government to be able to come to Washington, D.C. and impede action on this matter

During the last couple of weeks Senator Rubio has also challenged Senator Mary Landrieu’s (D- LA) block of the bill as well.


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Nicole Sanders is a thirty three year old CEO and Executive Vice President at KHart Consulting, LLC. She graduated magna cum laude from Ashford University with a major in political science and minor in business. Her campaign experience includes a former role as President of Democrats for Chris Christie, Communications Director for Rickards for Senate, Executive Director for Cullari for US Congress and Co-founder of the Garden State Liberty PAC. In her spare time she was a contributor for NJ's leading conservative blog, SaveJersey.com. She was best known for her featured weekly column entitled "Meet the Candidates". Every week she would interview candidates across the state in an effort to bring awareness to the voting public.

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