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Rep. Meeks Releases Statement on Venezuela

April 30, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding Venezuela:

I am deeply concerned by the erupting violence in the streets of Venezuela and how it will worsen the existing crisis within that nation. Having just returned from a Congressional delegation to Venezuela’s border, I’ve seen first-hand the heartbreaking humanitarian toll of Venezuela’s political conflict. The people of Venezuela have been forced to endure overwhelming circumstances. 

I commend regional leaders that continue to seek ways to provide humanitarian assistance and refuge for Venezuelans.  The international community must never lose hope in the Venezuelan people and the notion that there can be a democratic resolution to this crisis.  We must redouble efforts toward that goal.