Thursday, February 02, 2017

Bill allowing private financing of food/agriculture exports to Cuba introduced in the U.S.Senate

FEBRUARY 2, 2017 3:58 PM

By Mimi Whitefield

Two farm state senators reintroduced a bill Thursday aimed at making U.S. agricultural exports more competitive in the Cuban market by allowing private financing of ag exports.

It was the first Cuba-related bill introduced since President Donald Trump has been in the White House. Three Cuba-related bills were reintroduced in the House in January before he took office.

North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and John Boozman, R-AZ, and a bipartisan group of 12 senators reintroduced the Agricultural Export Expansion Act, which would lift a ban on private banks and companies offering credit for agricultural exports to Cuba.

(The Miami Herald)

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