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Rep. Kathy Castor to lead congressional trip to Cuba



U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is leading a congressional trip to Cuba on Saturday, her office said.

The Tampa Democrat will be joined by Republican Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota and five other lawmakers. They will hold a news conference Saturday morning at Tampa International Airport.

“Castor and Emmer last year filed legislation to lift the Cuban embargo and allow for businesses and the private sector to trade freely with Cuba,” reads a release. “They are also cochairs of the House Bipartisan Cuba Working Group, started late last year to press for congressional action to build on progress. This is U.S. Rep. Castor’s first trip to Cuba since diplomatic relations with the United States were restored.”

[Last modified: Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:04pm]


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