"The only Cuba related intervention during the debate [of the Omnibus appropriations bill] came from Miami hard liner Lincoln Diaz-Ballart. However, instead of denouncing the travel and agricultural provisions, he just wanted to be sure that $20 million of Cuba "democracy" funding that largely benefits his supporters in Miami was still in the bill. Rep. Nita Lowey, the manager of that part of the legislation, reassured him that his pork was safe."
Source: Havana Note (Pork Over Politics)
JG: Being "Anti-Cuba" is a huge and very lucrative business enterprise in Miami. Millions of taxpayer money ends up in the pockets of the right wing fascists in that city.