During today's full committee markup of the Commerce Justice Appropriations bill ("CJS"), U.S. Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) presented an amendment to remove language banning transactions with Cuba's military ("Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces") and security services ("Ministry of the Interior"), and business entities under their control.
(Click here to learn more about the provision.)
Farr was resoundingly defeated in a bipartisan fashion.
The Commerce Justice Appropriations bill, including the Cuban military and security services ban, passed the full committee shortly thereafter.
Last week, the House Appropriations Committee also marked up its Transportation Appropriations bill, which contains language prohibiting any new travel that exploits confiscated airports or maritime ports.
As such, there are now two must-pass bills that have been marked-up through the House, which contain language limiting President Obama's unilateral concessions to the Castro regime.
at 12:03 PM Thursday, May 21, 2015
- ► 2016 (694)
05/17 - 05/24
- Obama's Cuba Team Are Worst Negotiators Ever
- MSNBC: How Obama Deal Has Empowered Castro
- Democratic Congressman Presses Obama on Cuban Crim...
- Obama Could Duck Fight Over U.S. Ambassador to Cub...
- Effort to Remove Cuba Language From Commerce Appro...
- Tweet of the Day: Boehner on Obama's Cuba Policy
- Menendez Remarks at Senate Hearing on Cuba
- Rubio Remarks at Senate Hearing on Cuba
- Senators Lambasted Obama's Cuba Policy
- On the Road to Diplomatic Relations -- Castro Asks...
- Bill Requires Cuba Resolve Legal Claims Before Eas...
- On Cuban Independence Day: Freedom is the Goal
- Castro's Congressional Allies Now Defend Maduro Re...
- Confirmed: Alan Gross' Lawyer Shilling for Cuba's ...
- Despite Repression, Cuban Rapper Remains Undeterre...
- Over 100 Dissidents Arrested in Cuba Today
- Behind the Pope’s Embrace of Castro
- Cuba’s 12 Most Absurd Prohibitions That Tourists A...
- Another Cuban Rapper Arrested
- Policy Changes Towards Cuba Should be Conditioned
- ▼ 05/17 - 05/24 (20)
- ► 2014 (1177)
- ► 2013 (1251)
- ► 2012 (1158)
- ► 2011 (1031)
- ► 2010 (1042)
- ► 2009 (933)