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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Chairwoman Maria Salazar (R-FL) released the following statement in response to Venezuela’s draft law furthering the restrictions to non-governmental organizations and calling on the Biden administration to push back on the plan. 

“Venezuela’s draft law to regulate non-governmental organizations is the latest attempt by the ruling socialists to stifle dissent and terrorize the opposition. By heavily regulating NGOs and banning political adversaries, the regime will effectively squash one of the few remnants of political opposition in the country. We strongly urge the Biden administration to recognize that the Maduro regime is not a reliable counterpart and its policy of unilaterally easing sanctions undermines efforts to restore Venezuela’s democracy.”