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Klobuchar, Emmer to join Obama on Cuba visit


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Representative Tom Emmer will join President Obama when he visits Cuba on March 21. This will mark the first visit to Cuba that a sitting president has made since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.

Klobuchar is the lead Senate sponsor on Freedom to Export to Cuba Act, which would lift the trade embargo between the U.S. and Cuba. Emmer is the lead sponsor of a similar bill in the House.

A press release from Klobuchar’s office stated that she is working on a bipartisan effort to lift the embargo so that jobs could be created in the U.S. and exports from Minnesota to Cuba could double.


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