US Congressmen present a bill to end the embargo on Cuba
The US Republican Congressman Tom Emmer and Democrat Kathy Castor presented on Tuesday a bill to end the economic embargo on Cuba for almost 55 years ago and allow US private companies to trade freely with Cuba.
"Today marks an exciting new chapter for the relations between the US and Cuba," said Emmer in a statement, representing the agricultural state of Minnesota, which defends the end of the embargo against fierce opposition from Republican leaders in Congress.
The legislative initiative, named "Cuba Trade Act of 2015" and supported by other legislators, comes a week after Cuba and the United States decided to reopen their embassies and diplomatic restoration was announced seven months ago.
The bipartisan bill seeks to facilitate trade between the two countries enterprises, but sets a requirement, that the taxpayer cannot be used to promote the development of these new markets.