Regarding the recent actions of Hugo Chavez and the Government of Venezuela.


Expresses outrage over Hugo Chavez's recent actions respecting control of energy companies operating in Venezuela.

Encourages the protection of investment and respect for the sanctity of property rights.

Recognizes the hard work and contributions of American workers, engineers, and scientists abroad, without whom, projects in Venezuela would not exist.

Urges: (1) American companies to stand up for their shareholders' property rights; and (2) the U.S. government to continue providing a model of public-private cooperation to the world in delivering on the energy needs of its citizens.

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