“October 24 [2003]. The U.S. Senate votes (59 to 36) in favor of lifting the ban on travel to Cuba. The result is similar to a vote at the House of Representatives last month. This is a major ‘rebuff’ of President [George W.] Bush’s policy towards Cuba. (The travel ban was introduced by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.)” [Con Embargo]

Jerry A. Sierra, “Economic Embargo Timeline,” HistoryofCuba.com