Tuesday, March 03, 2009

U.S. Senate unlikely to kill Cuba measures: Reid

Tue Mar 3, 2009 5:20pm EST

By Susan Cornwell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate's majority leader signaled on Tuesday that provisions to ease limits on trade and travel to Cuba were likely to be approved because they were attached to a larger bill that he did not want to stall.

With Congress facing a deadline on Friday to pass the massive $410 billion bill to fund many government operations, an aide to Reid told reporters it did not appear that foes of loosening sanctions on the communist-run island had enough votes to strip the provisions.

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