Announcement Date: March 7, 2017
In March 2017, CDA led a fact-finding trip to Havana, Cuba for five Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives to learn about economic, political, and social issues in Cuba, and prospects for U.S.-Cuba trade. Representative Tom Emmer (MN-06), who has previously traveled to Cuba twice with CDA, helped lead the delegation. The group included Reps. Roger Marshall (KS-01), James Comer (KY-01), Jack Bergman (MI-01), and Jason Lewis (MN-02), all first-term members. During the trip, we met a wide array of Cubans, including senior leaders in the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Ministry of Foreign Investment and Trade, Ministry of Agriculture, Cuba’s telecommunications authority, and the University of Havana, as well as with diplomats serving on the island, business leaders and entrepreneurs, and artists.