Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) “pledged Wednesday to block a House bill that would repeal the American travel ban to Cuba as well as boost U.S. farm exports to the island nation,” The Hill reports.
Here’s his full press release statement:
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement today on the House Agriculture Committee’s markup of legislation to lift the Cuba travel ban (H.R. 4645):
“The legislation being considered today in the House Agriculture Committee would enrich a regime that denies its own people basic human rights.
Maybe I'm off base here, but I would say a government prohibition on travel to a nearby country constitutes a "denial of basic human rights."
It's true the embargo hasn't yielded much in the way of results, but I'm sure that's only because the we were just getting started during the first fifty years. It's the sixth decade when results really start to show!