NFTC & USA*Engage Welcome Senate Appropriations Committee Passage of Cuba Amendments

Friday, 17 June 2016
 Washington, DC – Today, the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) and USA*Engage welcomed Senate Appropriations Committee approval of a series of positive Cuba amendments. Richard Sawaya, NFTC Vice President and Director of USA*Engage, released the following statement:

“We applaud Senators Boozman, Tester, Leahy, Moran, Udall and Collins for their leadership in offering amendments to the FY 2017 appropriations bill that further build on efforts to strengthen U.S.-Cuba relations.

“Steps forward such as those taken today through Senate Appropriations Committee approval of these amendments are the foundation upon which the United States can work to fully reestablish commercial and diplomatic relations with Cuba.

“We look forward to working with members of Congress and the Administration on these incremental advances, with the ultimate goal of putting an end to the unilateral U.S. embargo.”