WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Carlos A. Giménez took to the House Floor to honor the life of Cuban-American entrepreneur, constituent and fellow member of the Christopher Columbus High School family, Fausto G. Díaz. Fausto was an American patriot and a tireless advocate for Cuba’s freedom. Fausto was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather and uncle who was so proud of his family. Fausto died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, but his legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren.
See below for a full transcript of Congressman Carlos A. Giménez’s Floor Speech:
I rise today to honor the life of my constituent and friend, Fausto G Díaz.
A fellow member of the Christopher Columbus High School family, Fausto was a successful Cuban-American entrepreneur & job creator who along with parents Remedios and Fausto, and sister, Rosy, took their business to new heights.
Fausto loved this country and never forgot about his parents native homeland of Cuba. He was a tireless advocate for Cuba’s freedom & the importance of keeping sanctions on the brutal regime that strangles the island.
Above all, Fausto was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, and uncle who was so proud of his growing family. Fausto passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning but his legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren.
WATCH THE CONGRESSMAN’S FLOOR SPEECH HERE.
Congressman Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) is the only Cuban-born Member of the 118th Congress, having been forced from his homeland shortly after the Communist takeover of the island. Rep. Gimenez represents Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, Homeland Security Committee, and the Select Committee on China.
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