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Emmer on Cuba embargo: ‘Clearly that’s not working’

Rep. Tom Emmer said he could support normalizing relations with Cuba, so long as the Obama administration’s negotiations bear fruit.

Emmer said he’s willing to let U.S.-Cuba talks work their way toward a solution.
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Rep. Tom Emmer
  • reparations for Cubans who have been persecuted by the Castro regime,
  • payments for those who lost property to the regime and
  • safe harbor of fugitives within the country.

He said he could support eventually normalizing relations, but we’re nowhere near the point where that’s possible yet.

Rep. Tom Emmer questioned Obama administration officials during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, along with a few other members of Congress and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, spoke at the National Press Club to the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba.