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Budget deals drops language on Cuba travelBudget deal drops language that aimed to roll back Obama rules on Cuba travel, sending money
MIAMI (AP) ' Language restricting the ability of Cuban-Americans to travel and send money to relatives in Cuba has been dropped from a $1 trillion spending bill.
A deal on the spending measure was reached after Republicans agreed to pull the measure.
Cuban-Americans were closely following the amendment by Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Cuban-American. It would have rolled back the law to Bush-era limits of one trip every three years.
Older Cuban-Americans who came shortly after the revolution and have few connections to the island tend to support limited travel and remittances. They saw the amendment as a way to limit cash to the Cuban government.
Many Cubans who have come in the last 20 years tend to have family on the island and want to help relatives in any way possible. But they are also less likely to vote or contribute to political campaigns.
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