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News Releases

New Report Shows How U.S. Traffickers Funnel Foreign-Made Guns to Drug Cartels in Mexico

President Obama Can Act to Restrict Gun Imports

GOP-led, Bipartisan House Bill Seeks to End the Cuban Trade Embargo

Bill Shows Growing Republican Support for Broader Engagement with Cuba

Republican-Controlled Senate Panel Votes to Lift Travel Ban on Cuba, Widen Trade

Amendments would lift the travel ban on Cuba for one year, fund U.S. agricultural exports

As Havana Opens a Washington Embassy, Republican-Led Bill Seeks to Improve Internet Access in Cuba

Bipartisan Bill Shows Growing Support for Greater Engagement