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Sponsor of Bill to Lift Cuban Trade Embargo: Passage ‘just a question of when’

(Chris Adams – McClatchy News Service)

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, predicted that recent bills expanding the U.S. relationship with Cuba would pass “eventually” – but said she didn’t know when eventually would come. [...]

Klobuchar’s legislation, introduced last week with cosponsors from both parties, came two months after the White House announced its plans to normalize relations with Cuba, and two weeks after she joined a group of lawmakers to introduce legislation relaxing travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba.

The opening to Cuba is being led by the Obama administration, which has the authority to ease some restrictions on its own. But the major controls on travel and trade are much stronger and reversing them would require congressional action. Click here to read more.