Freedom to travel closer for US Citizens

US Congress Panel Votes to End Cuba Travel Restrictions 

The Agriculture Committee of the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to eliminate a travel ban that prevents US citizens from visiting Cuba.

The bill, approved 25-20 and which would also allow American commodities to be sold directly to Cuba and allow some direct financial transactions with Cuban banks, is supported by several business and farming groups, including the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Corn Growers Association and the National Farmers Union.

The Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, must still go through the Foreign Affairs and Financial Services Committees before it can be considered by the full House and the Senate.

According to the US Constitution, the Cuba travel ban violates the US citizens' rights and is illegal.