TAKE ACTION | Time to Improve Our Relations with Cuba

Congress needs to take action to improve our country's relations with Cuba. The President can't do it alone. We need to push Congress to do the right thing.

The two things Congress needs to do is end the travel ban and lift the trade embargo. Contact your congress members and representatives and ask them to support legislation to do these things. Click HERE to find your Nebraska congress members and representatives.

Bipartisan bills have been introduced to accomplish these goals. Senate Bill S 299 and its counterpart House Bill HR 664 both titled “Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015” remove the travel restrictions. To lift the trade embargo five Senators from both parties have introduced Senate Bill S 491 titled the “Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015.”

Removal of the designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism is an important step. Congress can vote its disapproval during the 90 days after the President's action. They would need to pass a bill of disapproval and override an expected veto. That is not likely.

We need to let our representatives in congress know that there are many people in Nebraska who support these actions to change our 50 years of failed policy toward our neighbor Cuba. Please take a moment to contact yours now!

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