The White House is ready to veto legislation that would restrict travels to Cuba
The White House announced on Tuesday its readiness to veto a bill being discussed in Congress on budgets for the urban transport sector, which in its devices restricts travels to Cuba. The extensive bill of 158 pages and driven by the Cuban-born legislator Mario Diaz Balart, active supporter of the policy of embargo against Cuba, sets standards for the use of budgets for transport and urban development for the financial year ending in September 2016.
In an official statement, the White House announced it "strongly opposes" to the approval of the bill, which freezes or reduces "critical investments" in transportation and security.
"In addition, the legislation includes highly questionable provisions, including measures that would restrict travels to Cuba ," said the White House.
In case that Obama to receive this law, "his special advisers will recommend the president to apply veto," said the note from the presidential palace.