Press Release | 114th Congress
Peterson Statement on Introduction of Free Trade with Cuba Act
January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today made the following statement after the introduction of the “Free Trade with Cuba Act” in the U.S. House of Representatives. Peterson is an original co-sponsor of the legislation.
“We have a ready-made market in Cuba, just 90 miles off our coast, yet the current embargo gives this market away to other countries, putting American producers at a disadvantage. This legislation will significantly open the Cuban market for our nation’s farmers and ranchers, who have struggled to get their products to Cuba due to the cash in advance requirement and prohibition of direct transactions. I have long advocated for legislation to expand U.S. trade with Cuba and the Free Trade with Cuba Act does just that.”