Source: House Agriculture Committee
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) introduced legislation to expand U.S. agriculture exports to Cuba. This bipartisan bill, H.R. 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, is co-sponsored by 30 other members of Congress, including Representatives Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), and Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.).
"Helping feed Cuba is good for the U.S. economy and for the Cuban people. This bill increases the ability of our farmers to sell their products to Cuba just like they do with our other trading partners," Chairman Peterson said.
"U.S. producers are the closest suppliers that can help meet the food and agriculture needs of the Cuban people. Opportunities to sell to paying customers in Cuba have been hindered by bureaucratic red tape and by arbitrary prohibitions on the ability of U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba. This bill cuts the red tape and allows that trade and travel to happen," Chairman Peterson said.