By Dawn Gable
HAVANA TIMES, June 26 — On Wednesday, June 30, at 2 pm the full House Committee on Agriculture will hold a business meeting to consider H.R. 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, which would facilitate agricultural sales to Cuba and restore the right of all US-Americans to travel to the island.
If the bill, cosponsored by 62 Representatives, passes through the committee, it may reach a vote by the full House of Representatives soon after the July 4th break.
“This is welcome news to those who think it is long past time to change our outmoded approach to Cuba,” said Anya Landau French of the New America Foundation in a statement to the press.
The US government also maintains a half century economic embargo on Cuba, condemned by almost every country in the world in successive votes at the United Nations.