Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Bill to OK Travel to Cuba to be Unveiled
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A group of senators and other supporters will unveil a bill Tuesday to lift the 47-year-old travel ban to Cuba.
Proponents of lifting the ban have been trying for years but lacked the votes in Congress or a president who supported the measure. Now, with Democrats holding majorities in both houses of Congress and controlling the White House, supporters said they believe their chance is at hand.
"Seems to me when you have a policy that has failed for five decades, you ought to take a look at it again and see if you should modify it," said Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-North Dakota, one of the bill's sponsors. "We allow Americans travel to Vietnam and China, both communist countries."