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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul announced the full committee will hold a roundtable discussion with leading Cuban activists on the Cuban regime’s ongoing acts of repression and torture against brave Cuban protestors on Monday, July 10th. The discussion will be followed by a press conference where the representatives will be joined by Cuban dissidents who were forcibly exiled following their involvement with the July 11, 2021 protest movement.

What: Roundtable – Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Chairwoman Maria Salazar (R-FL), Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), and Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) will hear from Cuban Activists Rosa Maria Paya and Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat. The panelists will highlight the dire situation of Cuban political prisoners, such as music artist Maykel Osorbo, and activist José Daniel Ferrer, as well numerous minors and religious leaders. 

Date: Monday, July 10th, 2023

Time: 10:30am ET


Assault Brigade 2506 Museum
13651 NW 107th Ave
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018


Rosa María Payá
Cuba Decide
Executive Director
Fundación para la Democracia Panamericana

Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat
Assembly of the Cuban Resistance 

***Panelists may be added.***

***Spaces are limited and invites are non-transferable – members of the media should reach out to Yimmi Fontenot for more information.***

***Coverage note: Check here for updates. The member roundtable will be webcast live here.***