Schumer Statement Urging Leader McConnell To Bring Bipartisan TPS Legislation To The Floor To Protect Venezuelans

July 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the House of Representative’s passage of H.R. 549, Venezuela TPS Act of 2019: 

“The House of Representatives just spoke in a bipartisan voice that the situation is Venezuela is so dire and dangerous that nationals of Venezuela should be eligible for temporary protected status. I commend this legislative effort, as President Trump recently denied bipartisan congressional requests to extend TPS relief for Venezuelans. Senator McConnell must bring this legislation for a vote without delay. Any attempt to block this legislation turns a blind eye to the many Venezuelans yearning for a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Venezuela.”