Tuesday, January 20, 2015

U.S. Legislation Introduced to End Cuban Trade Embargo

Representative Charles Rangel of New York has introduced HR 403, a bill that would lift the trade embargo on Cuba.  The bill was referred to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Agriculture. Congressional Record H412 (Jan. 16, 2015).  The Constitutional Authority invoked for the legislation is Article 1 Section 8, the Congressional Power to regulate commerce with foreign nations.

Click here to read an op-ed by Congressman Rangel on restoring trade relations with Cuba.

Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office.



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