“29.04.87 The House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Trade Act, introduced by Florida Representative Claude Pepper, urging a reinforcement of the blockade against Cuba. The amendment, according to this member of Congress, was meant to authorize the U.S. Trade Representative to request that all executive agencies involved in the Cuban issue submit to Congress appropriate recommendations to be adopted by the legislative branch in order to reinforce and make more effective the embargo on Cuba. In his remarks he said that initially there was a proposal to introduce a specific amendment banning vessels calling on Cuban ports to engage in trade with Cuba from American ports and trade.” [Pro Embargo]

“Ronald W. Reagan (R). Timeline,” Cuba versus Blockade: Cuban People’s website, 2007