CAFE commends U.S. Representatives For The Reintroduction of Bipartisan Bill to Lift the Embargo

U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), along with Rick Crawford (R-AR), Mark Sanford (R-SC), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Justin Amash (R-MI), and members of the House Cuba Working Group, reintroduced today the Cuban Trade Act of 2017, which advocates for lifting the embargo and the restoring of normal trade with Cuba.

Cuban Americans for Engagement has consistently condemned the embargo/ blockade of the U.S. on our nation of origin. Even when it was not the most popular position to uphold, we have denounced the embargo as immoral, illegal and counterproductive.

We applaud Rep. Emmer, Rep. Castor, members of the House Cuba Working Group and all representatives involved, for the reintroduction of this bill. Lifting the embargo will only serve the best interests of the U.S. and the Cuban people.