Summary: S.1287 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/25/2017)

Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act of 2017

This bill states that: (1) the President may not prohibit or otherwise restrict travel to or from Cuba by U.S. citizens or legal residents, or any of the transactions incident to such travel, including banking transactions; and (2) any law, regulation, or policy in effect on the date of enactment of this bill that prohibits or otherwise restricts such travel or transactions incident to such travel shall cease to have any force or effect.

Nothing in this bill may be construed to limit the President's authority to restrict such travel or any transaction incident to such travel if the President determines that such restriction is necessary to protect: (1) U.S. national security, or (2) the health or safety of U.S. citizens or legal residents resulting from traveling to or from Cuba.

Prior to restricting travel to Cuba, the President shall submit a written justification to Congress.