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25 Apr 2007 | News

House bill calls for end to Cuba travel ban

Introduced in January of this year, HR 654 calls for the total elimination of restrictions on U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba.

HR 654 was introduced in January by Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). This bill allows the freedom of travel between the United States and Cuba; it ends all restrictions on travel to Cuba.

You may view the full text of the bill at: http://thomas.loc.gov/. From there, type HR 654 in the "Search Bill Text" and check the "Bill Number" circle.

Original co-sponsors of the bill are: McGovern (D-MA), Emerson (R-MO), Delahunt (D-MA), Ramstad (R-MN), Snyder (D-AR), Moran (R-KS) but it continues to collect new co-sponsors. As of April 2007 the following Members of Congress are now co-sponsors of HR 654.

  1. Allen, Tom (D-ME)
  2. Baird, Brian (D-WA)
  3. Baldwin, Tammy (D-WI)
  4. Becerra, Xavier (D-CA)
  5. Berman, Howard L. (D-CA)
  6. Berry, Marion (D-AR)
  7. Biggert, Judy (R-IL)
  8. Blumenauer, Earl (D-OR)
  9. Brady, Robert (D-PA)
  10. Capps, Lois (D-CA)
  11. Capuano, Michael E. (D-MA)
  12. Carson, Julia (D-IN)
  13. Christiansan, Donna D-VI (Virgin Islands)
  14. Clarke, Yvette (D-NY)
  15. Clay, Wm. Lacy (D-MO)
  16. Cohen, Stephen (D-TN)
  17. Conyers, John (D-MI)
  18. Cubin, Barbara (R-WY)
  19. Cummings, Elijah E. (D-MD)
  20. Davis, Danny K. (D-IL)
  21. Davis, Lincoln (D-TN)
  22. DeFazio, Peter (D-OR)
  23. Degette, Diana (D-CO)
  24. Delahunt, William D. (D-MA)
  25. DeLauro, Rosa (D-CT)
  26. Doyle, Michael F. (D-PA)
  27. Ellison, Keith (D-MN)
  28. Emerson, Jo Ann (R-MO)
  29. Farr, Sam (D-CA)
  30. Fattah, Chaka (D-PA)
  31. Filner, Bob (D-CA)
  32. Frank, Barney (D-MA)
  33. Gonzalez, Charlie (D-TX)
  34. Gordon, Bart (D-TN)
  35. Grijalva, Raul M. (D-AZ)
  36. Harman, Jane (D-CA)
  37. Hinchey, Maurice D. (D-NY)
  38. Honda, Michael (D-CA)
  39. Jackson, Jesse (D-IL)
  40. Jackson Lee, Sheila (D-TX)
  41. Jefferson, William J. (D-LA)
  42. Johnson, Eddie Bernice (D-TX)
  43. Johnson, Timothy V. (R-IL)
  44. Kildee, Dale (D-MI)
  45. Kilpatrick, Carolyn (D-MI)
  46. Kind, Ron (D-WI)
  47. Kucinich, Dennis (D-OH)
  48. LaHood, Ray (R-IL)
  49. Lee, Barbara (D-CA)
  50. Lewis, John (D-GA)
  51. Lofgren, Zoe (D-CA)
  52. Lowey, Nita (D-NY)
  53. Maloney, Carolyn (D-NY)
  54. Matheson, Jim (D-UT)
  55. McCollum, Betty (D-MN)
  56. McDermott, Jim (D-WA)
  57. McGovern, James P.(D-MA)
  58. McNulty, Michael R. (D-NY)
  59. Meehan, Marty (D-MA)
  60. Meeks, Gregory W. (D-NY)
  61. Michaud, Michael (D-ME)
  62. Miller, George (D-CA)
  63. Moore, Dennis (D-KS)
  64. Moore, Gwen (D-WI)
  65. Moran, Jim (D-VA)
  66. Moran, Jerry (R-KS)
  67. Nadler, Jerrold (D-NY)
  68. Oberstar, James (D-MN)
  69. Olver, John (D-MA)
  70. Pastor, Ed (D-AZ)
  71. Paul, Ron (R-TX)
  72. Payne, Donald M. (D-NJ)
  73. Peterson, Collin (D-MN)
  74. Pomeroy, Earl (D-ND)
  75. Price, David (D-NC)
  76. Ramstad, Jim (R-MN)
  77. Rush, Bobby L. (D-IL)
  78. Sanchez, Loretta (D-CA)
  79. Schakowsky, Janice D. (D-IL)
  80. Schwartz, Allyson (D-PA)
  81. Serrano, Jose E. (D-NY)
  82. Shays, Christopher (R-CT)
  83. Snyder, Vic (D-AR)
  84. Solis, Hilda L. (D-CA)
  85. Stark, Peter (D-CA)
  86. Tanner, John (D-TN)
  87. Tauscher, Ellen (D-CA)
  88. Thompson, Bennie G. (D-MS)
  89. Thompson, Mike (D-CA)
  90. Towns, Edolphus (D-NY)
  91. Walz, Tim (D-MN)
  92. Waters, Maxine (D-CA)
  93. Watson, Diane E. (D-CA)
  94. Waxman, Henry A. (D-CA)
  95. Welch, Peter (D-VT)
  96. Woolsey, Lynn C. (D-CA)
  97. Velazquez, Nydia (D-NY)