Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
January 23, 2019
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this evening on Venezuela: 

“The people of Venezuela have suffered under the yoke of the Chavez-Maduro regime and yearn for a return to democracy.  Those who have taken to the streets to protest the illegitimate re-election of Nicolas Maduro and the suspension of the legitimately constituted National Assembly are exercising their right to have their voices heard and take their country back from a tyrant.  I urge Venezuela’s military and security forces to play a positive role at this difficult moment and put the best interest of the Venezuelan people first.”