US House of Representatives votes to maintain Cuba travel restrictions

  • The House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republicans, has voted to maintain restrictions on American nationals traveling to Cuba, though there has been a warming of ties between the two countries in recent months.

    The US chamber rebuffed proposals that would have permitted regular scheduled flights to Cuba. A rule requiring US citizens to obtain a special license before visiting the island has not been discarded.

    The Obama administration’s attempts to revive relations with Cuba have met with stiff resistance from a section of Republicans.

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