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House and Senate Democrats Lead Effort to Confirm That U.S. Policy Does Not Preclude Shipments Of Medical Equipment To Cuba During COVID-19

May 6, 2020
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today joined Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and 25 House and Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to confirm that U.S. policy does not preclude companies and humanitarians from providing essential medical equipment, food, and information to the people of Cuba to combat COVID-19. 

The Members wrote that it is “... dangerous and contrary to our longstanding tradition of not politicizing the delivery of humanitarian aid. In such an unprecedented emergency caused by a deadly virus that is so easily transmissible, public health and safety must take precedence.”
 

The letter is available here.

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