Democrat and Republican Senators support legislation to end trade embargo with Cuba.

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U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt introduced legislation to lift the Cuba trade embargo over 50 years ago. The group of Senators, introduced legislation known as the “Freedom to Export to Cuba Act” that would allow Americans to do business with Cuba. The group believes ending the trade embargo would allow US exporters greater access to the Cuban market for American goods. For example, the Senators also indicated removing the trade embargo would represent a $2 billion annual opportunity for US farmers.

Besides the multiple Senators, the legislation has also been endorsed by Engage Cuba, the Washington Office on Latin America, the Latin America Working Group and Cargill.

Check back later if the “Freedom to Export to Cuba Act” repeals the current legal restrictions against doing business with Cuba, especially the 1961 rule that created the embargo and prohibited direct shipping between the US/Cuba and transactions between US owned firms and Cuba.