Thursday, February 12, 2015

H.R.664: The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015 has 12 cosponsors

Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-14] - 2/3/2015
Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] - 2/2/2015
Rep Cramer, Kevin [ND] - 2/2/2015
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 2/3/2015
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-20] - 2/3/2015
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] - 2/2/2015
Rep Massie, Thomas [KY-4] - 2/4/2015
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] - 2/2/2015
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] - 2/2/2015
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 2/3/2015
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-7] - 2/3/2015
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 2/3/2015 
 
 
H.R.664 -- Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015 (Introduced in House - IH)

HR 664 IH
114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 664
To allow travel between the United States and Cuba.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2015

Mr. SANFORD (for himself, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. CHAFFETZ, Ms. LEE, Mr. CRAMER, and Mr. RANGEL) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL
To allow travel between the United States and Cuba.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015'.

SEC. 2. TRAVEL TO CUBA.

    On or after the date of the enactment of this Act, and subject to section 3--
      (1) the President may not prohibit or otherwise regulate, directly or indirectly, travel to or from Cuba by United States citizens or legal residents, or any of the transactions incident to such travel, including banking transactions; and
      (2) any regulation in effect on such date of enactment that prohibits or otherwise regulates travel to or from Cuba by United States citizens or legal residents, or any of the transactions incident to such travel, including banking transactions, shall cease to have any force or effect.

SEC. 3. EXCEPTIONS.

    Section 2 shall not apply in a case in which the United States is at war with Cuba, armed hostilities between the two countries are in progress, or there is imminent danger to the public health or the physical safety of United States travelers.

SEC. 4. APPLICABILITY.

    This Act applies to actions taken by the President before the date of the enactment of this Act that are in effect on such date of enactment, and to actions taken on or after such date.

SEC. 5. INAPPLICABILITY.

    The provisions of this Act apply notwithstanding section 102(h) of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (22 U.S.C. 6032(h)) and section 910(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7209(b)).
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JG: a companion bill introduced in the U.S. Senate, S.299, has 14 cosponsoring U.S. Senators:

COSPONSORS(14), ALPHABETICAL
  
Sen Boozman, John [AR] - 1/29/2015
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 2/5/2015
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] - 1/29/2015
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 2/10/2015
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 1/29/2015
Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] - 1/29/2015
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] - 2/5/2015
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 1/29/2015
Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] - 2/11/2015
Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] - 1/29/2015
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 2/5/2015
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 2/9/2015
Sen Udall, Tom [NM] - 1/29/2015
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 1/29/2015

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