WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers has been selected to serve on a Leadership Advisory Team looking into ongoing protests in Cuba.
Rogers was selected for the position by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“We cannot turn a blind eye to the abuses of human rights in Cuba,” Rogers said. “This is another grave reminder of why the United States should continue to stand against the debilitating socialist principles of a Communist regime where individuals are tortured and murdered for opposing oppression.
“I am honored to be a part of Leader McCarthy’s advisory team and it is my goal to hold this Communist regime accountable for their inhumane practices and to support the brave Cubans who are fighting for their lives and their freedom.”
The 16-member group will have a goal to recommend policies to support Cuban protestors and educate Americans about government atrocities in the communist country.
Rogers has also signed a letter asking Democrats to support the Cuban people.
In addition to Rogers, the following were also named to the group:
- Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25)
- Rep. Carlos Gimenez (FL-26)
- Rep. Maria Salazar (FL-27)
- Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11)
- Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-02)
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16)
- Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (PR-AL)
- House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Devin Nunes (CA-22)
- House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike McCaul (TX-10)
- House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy Rodgers (WA-05)
- House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger (TX-12)
- Rep. Mark Green (TN-07)
- Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42)
- Rep. Victoria Spartz (IN-05)
- Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04)