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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
GOP House member files bill to end U.S. embargo on Cuba
Alan Gomez, USA TODAY 8:04 a.m. EDT July 28, 2015 A bill to eliminate the 55-year-old U.S. embargo on Cuba will be introduced Tuesday by an unlikely member of Congress: a Republican in the House of Representatives. Rep. Tom Emmer is scheduled to file the "Cuba Trade Act of 2015" that removes the long-standing restrictions on American businesses from trading with Cuba and American citizens from travelling there. Emmer said he decided to pursue a full repeal of the embargo after a trip to Cuba in June, when he met with Cuban government officials and everyday citizens. (USA Today)