The US Senate unanimously approved it Act to ban operations and leases with Venezuela’s illegal dictatorial regime (BOLIVAR) Senator Rick Scott.
The law prohibits doing business with anyone who supports federal agencies Maduro’s repressive regime. The bill was unanimously approved Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs March 2021 in the U.S.
The Bolivar Law Cooperated by Senators Jackie Rosen, Marco Rubio and Thom Tillis.
Congressmen Michael Waltz and Debbie Wasserman Schultz lead to A bipartisan bill Fill in House of Representatives. In 2019, Senator Scott’s amendment was demonetization Maduro regime Added in National Security Authorization Actl and Senator Scott passed similar legislation Governor of Florida.
“We all know what Nicolás Maduro is doing in Venezuela. This is Starving their own citizens. This is Imprisoned political opponents. It provides a foundation Russia, Iran, Communist China and Hezbollah And it seriously disrupts our hemisphere. There is no reason for the US government to work with companies that work with a corporation Dictator Very disgusting,” said Rick Scott.
“I am incredibly proud that the Senate voted to hold Maduro accountable for his abuses by unanimously passing my Bolivar Act. We are working to weaken Maduro’s position in the Western Hemisphere and counter our enemies. Vladimir Putin and Xi JinpingFor Maduro’s supporters, the bill is a big step forward and a huge win America’s Defense. “The passage of the BOLÍVAR Act demonstrates the commitment of the American people to take tough action against our adversaries when they threaten America’s national security,” Scott added.
Meanwhile, Congressman Michael Waltz He pledged that the U.S. must be clear that the Maduro regime continues to be a destabilizing force for the Western Hemisphere as it not only represses the Venezuelan people, but also helps fuel the crisis, along with Cuba, Russia and China. Humanitarian aid has reached our own southern border.
“We must treat them like an illegitimate dictatorship and with this bill remove any financial mechanism that helps keep them in power. In the National Security Authorization Act of 2020, we prohibit companies that do business with the Maduro regime from contracting with the defense sector. It’s time we expanded that ban to the entire federal government. ” said Waltz.
• Federal agencies are barred from awarding US government contracts to companies that do business with the Maduro regime.
o This Prohibition Bill applies only to contracts entered into after the Act and does not affect any business with the duly elected Government of the National Assembly and its elected successors.
• Humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and the Office of Foreign Assets Control provide necessary exemptions, including the issuance of a valid license to do business in Venezuela.
• Allows the Secretary of State to waive restrictions when it is in the national interest of the United States
(with information from Rick Scott’s press release)