544. 7/23/2002

“IN THE HOUSE, on July 23 [2002], three amendments to Treasury-Postal Appropriations bill (TPO) passed that ease elements of the Cuban embargo…The amendments end funding for enforcement of the travel ban (Jeff Flake (R-AZ)), lift the cap on remittances to Cuba (Flake), and end restrictions on private finance of U.S. farm sales to Cuba (Jerry Moran (R-KS)).  The House defeated a measure by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) that would have ended funding for the entire embargo, by 204-226, a slight gain over the 201 votes it received in a 2001 vote.” [Con Embargo]

Brian Alexander, “Embargo Update: Cuba Amendments on the Move,” Cuba Policy Foundation, August 5, 2002

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