For years now, farm-state delegations led by members of Congress of both political parties have traveled to Havana, agitating for the end to the U.S. embargo so their states could sell ag products to the Cubans.
Today in the House many of those same advocates will vote to block expanded U.S. trade with Colombia, stopping consideration of a trade agreement that would lower Colombia’s barriers to U.S. exports.
What a strange and discouraging symbol: Supporting more trade with a Communist dictatorship and enemy of the United States versus opposing more trade with a democratic ally.
The House vote on the rules change just started.
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