"Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last government's one-sided deal with Cuba". "The bill has 55 total cosponsors and I am convinced it would pass the Senate with upwards of 70 votes". He said penalties on Cuba would remain in place until its government releases political prisoners, stops abusing dissidents and respects freedom of expression. Because we know it is best for America to have freedom in our hemisphere, whether in Cuba or Venezuela and to have a future where the people of each country can live out their own dreams.
"With today's directive, the Administration is limiting our opportunities to improve the human rights and religious liberties of the Cuban people, not expanding them".
Under Trump's policy, USA businesses will be restricted from transacting with Cuban businesses tied to the country's military - although recently re-established US commercial travel to Cuba will be allowed to continue.
Obama's move to restore ties with Cuba happened through executive orders and regulatory changes.
In a tweet on Friday, Rubio claimed credit for hammering out the new Cuba policy with Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, a fellow Florida Republican. As he was doing so, the White House released a fact sheet on the new policies: The plan outlines aims to "enhance" Cuba's compliance with US law; hold Cuba responsible for human rights abuses; and open up avenues for economic opportunities for both countries.
"The Castro regime has shipped armed to North Korea and harbored cop-killers and terrorists", he said.
"Our best estimate is that rolling back expanded travel will cost airlines $512 million annually, or nearly $2 billion over four years, based on the average ticket fare", the organization said in its analysis of the economic impact of tightening USA regulations on Cuba.
That's because Trump, who has praised Saudi Arabian, Russian, and North Korean leadership, feels that travel to Cuba is too beneficial to the Castro regime. Only the U.S. Congress can lift it, and lawmakers, especially those of Cuban heritage, like Sen.
"I want to commend President Trump for speaking out so strongly and forcefully demanding the return of Joanne Chesimard to face justice in New Jersey for the murder of Trooper Foerster", Christie said.
Friday, Rep. Tom Emmer, who represents Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, said in a statement he is "extremely disappointed with President Trump's announcement". No need to remember your password or log in, just click.