LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF
Fifty-ninth Legislature, Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 9
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
A JOINT MEMORIAL TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TO THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the State of
WHEREAS, both Cubans and Americans are desirous of developing trading opportunities that might be afforded between both countries;
WHEREAS, Idaho producers of pulse crops, seed potatoes, vegetable seeds, livestock, dairy products and processed foods are ideally positioned to benefit from the market opportunities that free trade with Cuba would provide;
WHEREAS, greater interaction between the Cuban people and Americans through freer trading relationships and lessened travel restrictions can only enhance our mutual understanding and promote better economic relationships.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the Senate concurring therein, that Idaho supports the removal of all trade, financial and travel restrictions relating to Cuba, the lifting of trade sanctions and the establishment of permanent and normal trade relations with Cuba.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this Memorial to the President of the United States, the Secretary of the Department of State, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Congress, and the congressional delegation representing the State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States.