Senator Boozman joins bill to lift Cuba travel ban | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Senator Boozman joins bill to lift Cuba travel ban

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM

click to enlarge HAVANA IN REACH? Legislation would ease U.S. travel.
  • HAVANA IN REACH? Legislation would ease U.S. travel.
Cuba si!

U.S. Sen. John Boozman has joined with a bipartisan list of sponsors to a bill to restrictions on U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba.

Here's his news release.

 “I really do believe that the way you change the world is through personal relationships. If we are serious about bringing real change to Cuba, we need to expose the Cuban people to our democratic ideals. That clearly hasn’t been accomplished with this travel ban in place. It’s outdated, inconsistent and lifting it would be a good first step toward overall reform,” Boozman said. 

Amen.

I've sought current thinking from Arkansas's other senator, Tom Cotton. He was sharply critical of President Obama after he announced a move toward normalization of relations with Cuba. 

Funny. I've been talking this week with various people about attempting to arrange a visit under the already liberalized circumstances. It would be better still if you could just catch a plane and go. Inevitably, the changes that will be wrought in Cuba by a dose of American capitalism will change many of the things that make it now an appealing destination.

Tags: , , ,


Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Among the last words from Kenneth Williams: 'Finger Lickin' Good Fried Chicken'

    What's purported to be a final-words essay from condemned prisoner Kenneth Williams was distributed today by Deborah Robinson, a freelance journalist in Arkansas.  He reflects on his execution, his victims, reactions of inmates and big servings of fried chicken, which he says are given to all inmates on execution days.
    • Apr 27, 2017
  • French Hill votes against disaster aid to Puerto Rico

    Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill alone among Arkansas's House delegation voted last week against a measure that provided $36.5 billion in disaster aid, a portion  for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as well as money for wildfire response and to support the flood insurance program.
    • Oct 14, 2017
  • Presidential thriller, co-author Bill Clinton, coming to bookstores in 2018

    June 2018 is the expected publication date for a novel collaboration by former President Bill Clinton and crime writer James Patterson.
    • May 9, 2017

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation