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25 Aug 2010 | News

Members of Congress Ask President Obama to Loosen Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

Three Members of the House of Representatives today sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to support loosening the current regulations governing travel to Cuba.

After last week's media reports of a pending White House announcement on Cuba travel, three members of the House of Representatives today showed their support for the rumored changes–and encouraged the President to go even further. James McGovern (D-MA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and JoAnn Emerson (D-MO) released a letter to the President on August 25, calling on him to "make the regulations on travel as flexible and broad as existing law allows."

The letter goes on to request that the Administration express its support for the pending bill H.R. 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, which lifts the travel ban entirely and facilitates agricultural sales to the island.

To read the letter in its entirety, click here .