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Congress to Vote on Serrano Cuba Amendment

HeadlineJun 10, 1997

And today Congress will vote on an amendment introduced by New York Congress Member José Serrano to keep the U.S. Congress informed about actions committed by U.S. residents against Cuba. Last week on Wednesday night, there was a House floor, by vote, that passed the amendment. Serrano said it’s a historic vote, the first time that the U.S. Congress has approved legislation that sends a message that legislators have a right to be informed about complaints by the Cuban government and to take these into consideration in the making of foreign policy. Serrano’s bill would instruct the State Department to inform Congress every three months about all complaints issued by the Cuban government on actions committed by U.S. residents. These complaints include violations of Cuban air space, dropping of fliers which call for the overthrow of the Cuban government, terrorist acts and other actions.

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