Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances
Several legislative initiatives have been introduced in the 109th Congress that would ease restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba. Two bills - S. 894 (Enzi) and H.R. 1814 (Flake) - would specifically lift overall restrictions on travel to Cuba. H.R. 2617 (Davis) would prohibit any additional restrictions on per diem allowances, family visits to Cuba, remittances, and accompanied baggage beyond those that were in effect on June 15, 2004. H.R. 3064 (Lee) would prohibit the use of funds available to the Department of the Treasury to implement regulations from June 2004 that tightened restrictions on travel to Cuba for educational activities. H.Con.Res. 206 (Serrano), introduced in the aftermath of Hurricane Dennis that struck Cuba in July 2005, would express the sense of Congress that the President should temporarily suspend restrictions on remittances, gift parcels, and family travel. Two additional bills - H.R. 208 (Serrano) and H.R. 579 (Paul) - would lift the overall embargo, including restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba. Finally, two identical bills dealing with easing restrictions on exporting agricultural commodities to Cuba - H.R. 719 (Moran of Kansas) and S. 328 (Craig) - include provisions for a general license for travel related to the marketing and sale of agricultural products. Proposed amendments - S.Amdt. 281 (Baucus) and S.Amdt. 282 (Craig) - to S. 600 would add the language of S. 328, with a provision on travel transactions for the marketing and sale of agricultural products. For additional information, see CRS Report RL32730, Cuba: Issues for the 109th Congress, by Mark P. Sullivan.
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