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Sires and Ros-Lehtinen Bill to Support Nicaraguan Human Rights Unanimously Passes the House

Oct 3, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere made the following statement today after H.R. 1918, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017, unanimously passed the House of Representatives:

“I would like to thank my good friend from Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a tireless advocate for those fighting for democracy around the world for her commitment to the Nicaraguan people. Daniel Ortega and his family continue to get rich while the Nicaraguan people suffer. Being a corrupt democracy in name only cannot go on without consequences. This bill ensures that Ortega and his cronies can’t continue to line their pockets with cash and steal money meant for the hardworking Nicaraguan people. I applaud my colleagues in the House for unanimously passing this legislation and look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to help the NICA Act get signed into law.”