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07/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/13/2021 09:33

Diaz-Balart Introduces Resolution Calling for International Solidarity with the Cuban People

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart introduced a resolutioncalling for international solidarity with the Cuban people in their demands for freedom and condemning the brutal oppression of the Communist dictatorship in Cuba.

'For 62 years, the Cuban people have struggled for freedom and human rights under a brutal, repressive dictatorship. On this day, which also coincides with the anniversary of the Tugboat Massacre, we also remember the regime's decades of malevolence, including the Brothers to the Rescue Shoot-Down, the firing squads, torture, arbitrary arrests, killings, human trafficking, those who fled in makeshift rafts through shark-infested waters, and the many activists who have suffered or perished for simply daring to speak against the regime. The Cuban people will be free, and they will remember those who stood with them. I thank so many of my colleagues for standing with them by supporting this important resolution.'

The original cosponsors include:

Steve Scalise(LA-01), Elise Stefanik(NY-21), Michael McCaul(TX-10), Devin Nunes(CA-22), Mark Green(TN-07), Alexander Mooney(WV-02), Maria Elvira Salazar(FL-27), Carlos Gimenez(FL-26), Nicole Malliotakis(NY-11), Kat Cammack(FL-03), Chris Smith(NJ-04), Vern Buchanan(FL-16), Gus Bilirakis(FL-12), Daniel Webster(FL-11), Michael Waltz(FL-06), Bill Posey(FL-08), Brian Mast(FL-18),Gregory Steube(FL-17), Neal Dunn(FL-02), Dan Crenshaw(TX-02), Byron Donalds (FL-19), John Rutherford (FL-04),Scott C. Franklin(FL-15), Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Thomas P. Tiffany (WI-07), Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon (PR-At Large), Liz Cheney (WY-At Large), Steve Chabot (OH-01), Darrell E. Issa (CA-50), Andy Barr (KY-06).

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