Rush Reintroduces Legislation to Normalize Relations With Cuba

Apr 30, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reintroduced legislation to normalize relations with the Republic of Cuba. H.R. 2404, the United States–Cuba Relations Normalization Act will lift the trade embargo and remove restrictions on commerce and travel.

“As I’ve said for years, lifting the trade embargo with Cuba is important and is something that I was proud to see the Obama Administration prioritize and make progress towards,” said Rush.  “I remain committed to fostering strong U.S.–Cuba relations and undoing and undo decades of disastrous policy — exacerbated by the Trump Administration — which has done nothing but undermine the United States’ global standing and ability to engage with one of our closest neighbors who shares a rich diversity and history with us.”

This bill is a serious remedy to the Trump Administration’s ill-informed and ignorant approach to American foreign policy.

“Recent reports have suggested that, among other things, the Trump Administration’s hostility towards Cuba will be further escalated by increased restrictions on travel, remittances, and trade.  This is absolutely the wrong course of action and will only serve to further hurt the people and industries impacted by the ongoing Trump Trade War.  My bill will correct this error by establishing a full diplomatic and trade relationship with Cuba.”