Cuban Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Restriction Legislation

Cuban Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Restriction Legislation

Travel and trade reform act has support of pro-democracy leaders.

More than 70 pro-democracy Cuban leaders have sent a letter to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., that strongly encourages passage of H.R. 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act introduced by Peterson. The act would facilitate expanded U.S. agricultural trade with Cuba and allow Americans to travel more freely to Cuba.

As he released the letter, Chairman Peterson noted that when the strongest pro-democracy activists in Cuba say the current travel and agriculture trade restrictions only support the Castro regime, you have to ask yourself why keep these restrictions in place. The restrictions were put in place 50 years ago.

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing earlier this year to review the bill.  Work continues to gather support to pass the legislation.

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