Congress has sent a bill to the President that liberalizes
A catch-all spending bill to fund
The Herald has posted a Treasury Department letter to Senator Menendez regarding a provision that eases regulations governing travel to
A second Treasury letter addresses the “cash in advance” issue regarding agricultural sales. At issue is whether
The letter also notes that
Both letters responded to concerns from these and other pro-embargo legislators. Senator Menendez had expressed concern that the legislation would allow credit to be extended to
The third provision, suspending enforcement of the Bush Administration’s once-every-three-years rule for Cuban American family visits, apparently drew no opposition.
These are modest provisions, and two of three are really symbolic. I continue to believe that the truly significant actions and debates will occur later this year. Still, in the absence of Bush veto threats, Congress has now acted on
AFP coverage here.
[This rewrites a post from 2:30 this afternoon.]