María Elvira Salazar, a Republican representative from Florida, announced she had been selected to be a member of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs from where she will “confront the brutal regimes in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.”
Salazar said that as a congresswoman she would seek to strengthen alliances with U.S. partners who have confronted tyrannies in recent years.
Through her Twitter account, the congresswoman said that from the Subcommittee she hopes to work with her colleagues to combat terrorism, and also strengthen the alliance with the democratic Jewish State of Israel.
María Elvira Salazar and her legislative proposals
Since taking office, Salazar has been part of major legislative initiatives such as the Bolivar Law, a project that seeks to stop all business between Chavismo and the USA.
The legislation was introduced in the lower house of Congress and has been supported by the Democratic and Republican benches.
“As a journalist, I spent decades covering the countless crimes against humanity committed against the Venezuelan people and it is very clear that the illegitimate and murderous regime of Nicolás Maduro is in the business of power,” said Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar.
“We must not allow Maduro to line his pockets while the Venezuelan people are starving,” she added.
Similarly, Cuban-born Congressman Carlos Gimenez said that “the socialists in Venezuela represent a serious threat to U.S. interests in Latin America.”
The bill is co-sponsored by Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman, Mario Diaz Balart, Stephanie Murphy, Maria Salazar, Carlos Gimenez, Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon, Alcee Hastings, Bill Pose, Matt Gaetz and Brian Fitzpatrick.
Salazar also introduced in Congress a bill to keep Cuba on the list of terrorist countries. An initiative that seeks to maintain the fight against oppression until the end of the Castro’s reign on the island.
It should be recalled that Salazar was elected as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Congress.