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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