New law aims to prohibit U.S. tear gas sales to Venezuela
Bi-partisan effort introduces Venezuela Arms Restriction Act
MIAMI – A group of lawmakers wants to prevent U.S. companies from selling riot gear and tear gas to the Venezuelan government.
Representatives Donna Shalala, Mario Díaz-Balart, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Albio Sires, Jennifer González Colón, Darren Soto, Stephanie Murphy and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell introduced a bill adding the restrictions on Wednesday.
"No American should – knowingly or unknowingly – be complicit in providing Maduro’s regime tools to continue his oppression," Rep. Mucarsel-Powell said in a statement.
The Venezuela Arms Restriction Act builds on what President Donald Trump's administration has done to further isolate Nicolas Maduro.
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