Business Groups Want Cuba Vote In The Lame Duck

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The Hill

A number of business associations are planning a lobbying blitz during the lame-duck session to repeal the U.S. travel ban to Cuba…

Goule's group and others, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) and the National Pork Producers Council, plan to lobby lawmakers to take up the bill again during the lame-duck session. "A vote by the committee that has jurisdiction over the travel provision of the bill would send a strong signal," said Jake Colvin, a vice president at NFTC. "We have always thought the committee vote would be tougher than the floor vote. If you can get it out of committee, you can win on the floor."

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