Idaho Examiner - Sen. Larry Craig News Releases

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

SENATORS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS CUBA AGRICULTURAL TRADE POLICY

Senators Craig, Baucus, Roberts, and Lugar join to introduce bill to ease restrictions on the sale of agricultural products to Cuba

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A group of bipartisan Senators will hold a press conference on Wednesday, February 9, at 2:00 P.M. to address the issue of agricultural trade with Cuba.

U.S. Senators Larry Craig (R-Idaho), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), and others, will introduce comprehensive legislation this Wednesday easing a number of restrictions on agricultural trade with Cuba. In December, the Senators criticized proposed Treasury Department regulations that will disrupt current agricultural sales from the United States to Cuba. Baucus, the ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee, threatened to block Treasury Department confirmations until the issue was resolved.

Event: Press Conference on Cuba Agricultural Trade Policy
Date: February 9, 2005
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Participants: Senators Larry Craig (R-Idaho), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery

For information on Idaho’s trade mission to Cuba, please read Senator Craig’s Ag Action Plan Issue Brief at http://craig.senate.gov/i_agactionplan.htm.

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