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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Gets Russia-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act Through the House

March 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

This week, the U.S. House passed on a voice vote a proposal from U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., to have the U.S. State Department provide a threat assessment and propose strategies on dealing with Russia’s increased ties to the Maduro regime’s military in Venezuela. 

Wasserman Schultz introduces the “Russia-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act” at the end of February with the backing of Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Donna Shalala and Darren Soto and Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. 

The South Florida Democrat’s bill would “require the president to monitor the risk of Russian acquisition of...Venezuela’s CITGO assets in the United States , as well as impose a visa ban for any individuals working on behalf of the Russian government in direct support of Venezuelan security forces.”

The House passed Wasserman Schultz’s bill on Monday along with Mucarsel-Powell’s bill proposing $150 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelans and Shalala’s  proposal cutting off tear gas and riot gear to the Maduro regime. 

Wasserman Schultz weighed in on her bill after it cleared the House. 

“This menacing Kremlin influence creates not only a hurdle to restoring a functioning, legitimate democracy to the people of Venezuela, but it also poses an imminent military threat to the entire Western Hemisphere. We not only need a detailed assessment of what kind of threat this poses, but a strategy for dealing with it,” Wasserman Schultz said. “Our goal, regardless of party, is to allow for the peaceful transition to Venezuela’s rightful leader, interim President Juan Guaidó, and for the peaceful execution of free and fair elections. This bill takes a critical step toward understanding and addressing the impact of military cooperation between Russia and Venezuela, and ensuring it does not impede democracy or safety in the region.

“As his people suffer and protest all around him, Maduro survives inside an oil-soaked cocoon that the Russian Federation provides his regime,” Wasserman Schultz added.

“The Russia-Venezuela Threat Mitigation Act...requires close investigation and continued monitoring of the role that Russia has played in propping up the Maduro regime,” Diaz-Balart said on Monday. “After Russia has sent nuclear-capable bomber plans and, as recently as this weekend, additional military support to Venezuela, we must keep a close eye on Russia’s threat to stability and democracy in our hemisphere. Regrettably, the Maduro regime has invited America’s adversaries such as Russia and China to our doorstep.”  

So fare there is no counterpart over in the U.S. Senate.

“Right now, the people of Venezuela are enduring an unimaginable onslaught of hunger, preventable medical dangers and dire, escalating economic pain,” Wasserman Schultz said. “We cannot stand idly by while Putin assists Maduro in carrying out this inhumane and barbaric tragedy. The Russia-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act will make it harder for the Kremlin to outfit Maduro with weapons of oppression.”

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DWS rigged the election for Hillary by screwing Bernie.

lhan Omar was right. We need to get the Israeli's out of our government. But Americans don't have to guts to do anything about them.

lhan Omar was right. We need to get the Israeli's out of our government. But Americans don't have to guts to do anything about them.

lhan Omar was right. We need to get the Israeli's out of our government. But Americans don't have to guts to do anything about them.

lhan Omar was right. We need to get the Israeli's out of our government. But Americans don't have to guts to do anything about them.

Something is horribly wrong in Florida and that something is Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

The US could take care of enemies by having them look into DWS' eyes, turning them to stone.

Who voted for the bill?

Wait....wasn't she supposed to be in jail? Ohhhh that's RIGHT! She's a politician. For a nation stupid enough to continue to elect ALL these criminals, regardless of 'party'.

I, Like your comment because I was sure that Debbie Wasserman Sholtz and her hired computer experts who handled Hillary"s computers were jailed months ago. Trump should pay attention to this If he is not just part of the crooked USA Government).

Wow, this sounds like DWS is pushing hard to implement a coup against Venezuela on behalf of the Koch Brothers. Ms Sxhultz is a liar and we know that the US has been pushing regime change since Bush. The hag, DWS, along with Bolton, Pence, Abrams, and Pompeo should be tried at the World Court, in the same way as were the aggressor Nazis, then they should be hung.

Excellent comment. Keep up the good work. Out all of the Criminals.

!00% in agreement with you.

Agreed But Trump should also PAY for allying US with Slimy SCUMBAG SATANIC PARASITE IsraHELL who DID 911 and IS ISIS that Trump has FUNDED, ARMED and RESCUED just like HOMOBAMA did.

Wow this sounds legit. Yeah like she's looking out for our Great Nation's best interests and the best interests of the long suffering populace of that leftist socialist South American nation. Wow. Oh wait it's just lefty Debbie and theres gotta be some hidden USA hating leftist agenda in everything she does in every breath she takes.

Are you kidding? She's on your side. She's always been GOP .. just like Hillary who spends every Christmas in Latin America with Henry Kissinger. So stop treating your own people so poorly. Your beloved president Donald - guided by Jesus Himself - wouldn't have been elected without Hillary and Debbie and their friends at MSM .... to make him the GOP nominee. There's no leftist agenda with Debbie. It's all about the oil. Get ready for another Iraq. (You didn't think Donald was telling you the truth about that, too?)

Facts, facts and facts? Is that all you have?

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