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Short Titles as Introduced

Free Trade With Cuba Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes.


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Date
03/16/2009Introduced in House

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Date
03/17/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/16/2009Referred to House Agriculture
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2009Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2009Referred to House Financial Services
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2009Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2009Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2009Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2009Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2009Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Foreign Affairs03/16/2009 Referred to
House Ways and Means03/16/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce03/16/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection03/17/2009 Referred to
House Judiciary03/16/2009 Referred to
House Financial Services03/16/2009 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform03/16/2009 Referred to
House Agriculture03/16/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/16/2009)

Free Trade With Cuba Act - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to repeal the embargo on trade with Cuba.

Prohibits the exercise by the President with respect to Cuba of certain authorities conferred by the Trading With the Enemy Act and exercised on July 1, 1977, as a result of a specified national emergency. Makes ineffective any prohibition on exports to Cuba under the Export Administration Act of 1979. Authorizes the President to impose export controls with respect to Cuba and exercise certain authorities under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act only on account of an unusual and extraordinary threat to U.S. national security that did not exist before enactment of this Act.

Repeals: (1) the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992; (2) the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996; (3) the prohibition under the Food Security Act of 1985 against allocation of the annual sugar quota to any country unless its officials verify that it does not import for reexport to the United States any sugar produced in Cuba; and (4) the prohibition under the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 on transactions or payments respecting certain U.S. intellectual property.

Amends the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism subject to agricultural and medical export restrictions.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to terminate the denial of foreign tax credit with respect to Cuba.

Authorizes common carriers to install and repair telecommunications equipment and facilities in Cuba, and otherwise provide telecommunications services between the United States and Cuba.

Prohibits regulation or banning of travel to and from Cuba by U.S. citizens or residents, or of any transactions incident to travel.

Directs the U.S. Postal Service to provide direct mail service to and from Cuba.

Urges the President to take all necessary steps to conduct negotiations with the Government of Cuba to: (1) settle claims of U.S. nationals against Cuba for the taking of property; and (2) secure protection of internationally recognized human rights.