Freedom to travel's moment has arrived. Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 30, the House Agriculture Committee will vote on H.R. 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, championed by Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson. What happens Wednesday will determine if this landmark legislation–which restores U.S. citizens' right to travel to Cuba, creates jobs here at home, and puts food on Cubans' tables–sees the light of day on the House floor this summer or dies in committee.
Until the legislation makes it out of the Ag Committee (only a day longer), that's where our focus must be; and we've asked our supporters from Ag Committee districts to act. We'll be contacting you again shortly to ask for your help in getting this bill passed in the full House and on to the Senate. We anticipate that to happen after the July 4 recess.
The LAWG Cuba Team will be on the Hill (in 1300 Longworth) Wednesday at 2pm EDT to see history happen in person. You can tune in through the Ag Committee's website and follow our Twitter feed since we will be "live-tweeting" the event.
Wednesday is a big day for U.S. citizens, the Cuban people, and the future of relations between the United States and Cuba. Stay tuned.
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