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Beyer: “Donald Trump is Looking to the Past on Cuba”

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Washington, June 16, 2017 | comments

Rep. Don Beyer, a member of the bipartisan Cuba Working Group in the House of Representatives, today condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to impose renewed restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba.

“Donald Trump is looking to the past on Cuba,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “President Trump’s Cuba policy, which he contrived for political purposes in a back room with a few Members of Congress from Florida, is a rollback of the long overdue opening initiated by President Obama. President Trump is taking counterproductive steps to return us to the failed policies this country employed for over five decades. Like the blockade, the Trump Cuba policy will not achieve any meaningful progress for human rights in Cuba, and will hurt the Cuban people, impose needless restrictions on Americans, and harm American businesses.”

Rep. Beyer previously traveled with President Barack Obama during his historic visit to Havana following his restoration of relations with the Cuban government in 2016.

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