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

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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: