WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) released the following statement ahead of the one year anniversary of the passage of his Venezuela TPS Act:
“One year after Democrats and Republicans came together to pass the bipartisan Venezuela TPS Act, we have yet to see the Senate or President Trump make good on their promise to fight for those fleeing the oppressive Maduro regime. The reality is that Republicans love to talk about getting tough on Venezuela but when it comes time to put action to words, they continuously block legislation to protect Venezuelan nationals in America. Until political stability and food security are restored and economic recovery is underway, designating Venezuela for TPS is the best way to show our support to refugees in Florida and across the country. It’s time for the Senate to carry out our nation’s strongly held American values of compassion and democracy and pass our legislation to protect Venezuelans in the United States.”
The Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 passed the House of Representatives on July 25, 2019.