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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Baseball Diplomacy Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To waive certain prohibitions with respect to nationals of Cuba coming to the United States to play organized professional baseball.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/05/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
03/04/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/05/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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
01/05/2021Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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
01/05/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs01/05/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary01/05/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship03/04/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/05/2021)

Baseball Diplomacy Act

This bill waives various embargo and immigration restrictions in order to allow Cuban nationals to enter the United States to play organized professional baseball.

U.S. embargo authority may not regulate or prohibit various transactions by or on behalf of a Cuban national entering to play baseball, nor may the individual be prohibited from returning to Cuba with the earnings made from playing professional baseball. The President's authority to bar an alien whose entry is deemed to be detrimental to U.S. interests may not be used to deny a visa to a Cuban national entering to play baseball.

An individual entering to play baseball may obtain a visa to remain in the United States only for the duration of the baseball season. The visa need not be renewed for reentry into the United States during the term of a contract between the individual and the team for which the individual played in the preceding season.