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Rubio and Scott Welcome Certification of Colombia in the Fight Against Drugs

Aug 9, 2019 | Press Releases

Miami, FL — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) today issued the following statement after President Trump issued a Presidential determination certifying Colombia’s “early progress in rolling back the record-high coca cultivation and cocaine production levels inherited from [President Duque’s] predecessor and in leading efforts to restart a Colombian-led aerial eradication program.”
On Monday, Rubio and Scott urged President Trump to certify to Congress that Colombia is committed to working with the U.S. in efforts to combat the illegal drug trade.
“President Trump’s certification of Colombia’s commitment to combat the illegal drug trade reiterates the joint effort between our nations in the fight against narco-trafficking in the Western Hemisphere,” the Senators said. “We welcome this certification as a step for both of our countries to continue working together to counter the threat of Maduro’s narco-terrorist tyranny in Venezuela.”
Rubio is Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues.