Rep. Emmer joins bipartisan House group on Cuba policy

Rep. Tom Emmer is part of a bipartisan Cuba Working Group Steering Committee in the House, which will examine look at ways to “improve human rights, create opportunities for American exports, and improve our national security and foreign policy.”

Emmer said: “An overwhelming majority of the American people supports a change in our policy towards Cuba and the creation of the Cuba Working Group highlights that consensus. Since last year, a massive and sweeping change has occurred in our policy towards Cuba, which has benefits for farmers, manufacturers, and most importantly the Cuban and American people.”

Emmer’s colleagues on the steering committee members are:

  • Kathy Castor (D-FL)
  • Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
  • Rick Crawford (R-AR)
  • Rosa Delauro (D-CT)
  • Sam Farr (D-CA)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Jim McGovern (D-MA)
  • Ted Poe (R-TX)
  • Reid Ribble (R-WI)

 In a letter to House leadership, the group says:

Increasingly, the American people are indicating their desire for a new, more pragmatic approach to Cuba. More people are traveling from the U.S. to Cuba, more businesses are looking for opportunity on the island, and more sectors are eager for trade. The bi-partisan Cuba Working Group will promote a U.S.-Cuba policy that reflects the interests of the American people in engagement with Cuba.

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