WASHINGTON -- The House approved an amendment that would allow
unrestricted travel to Cuba.
The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a member
of the House immigration and claims subcommittee, was included in a
Treasury appropriations bill (H.R. 2590).
amendment would prohibit the Treasury Department from using any
funds to enforce regulations that prohibit leisure or business
travel to Cuba.
Reflecting on the long-standing U.S. Cuba trade embargo, Flake
said lifting the travel ban would be "a good compromise between
those would would continue to isolate Cuba and those would go so
far as to lift the embargo completely."
The bill now heads to the Senate, which defeated a similar House
bill last year.