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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Responds To Trump’s Latest Cuba Travel Restrictions

June 7, 2019
Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations issued the following statement after President Trump eliminated cruise ship operations from the United States to Cuba in addition to "people-to-people" educational travel.

“Our economy and our businesses stand to suffer from the latest ill-advised and unnecessary restrictions placed on the island nation just 90 miles south of us. After 60 years of ineffective policy, it was President Obama who began to repair relations and improve the possibility that the United States would finally have a positive relationship with Cuba. We should be heading towards a full diplomatic relationship instead of taking pages from the playbooks of authoritarian regimes and restricting the travel of citizens. These new restrictions continue to turn back the clock in favor of policy that will be, and already has been, judged harshly by history.”