Quote of the Hearing

Saturday, November 21, 2009
"In the same manner that the Iran Libya Sanctions Act was enacted in 1996 to target Iran's economic vulnerability, its energy sector, and in the same manner that this Committee, just three weeks ago, adopted the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act to impose sanctions targeted at Iran's newest economic Achilles' heel, so it is that U.S. travel regulations are targeted at the tourism sector."

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, opening statement at House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on U.S.-Cuba policy, November 19th, 2009.