Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on yesterday’s elections in Venezuela:

“The Maduro regime’s fraudulent elections have zero legitimacy, just like Maduro himself. While he and his regime are busy enriching themselves, the Venezuelan people are left to starve. The administration’s sanctions against this ruthless regime are appropriate and urgently needed to do right by the people of Venezuela.”