Cuba: US House Gains Votes on Ending Embargo
“America has to do what works” Congressman Rangel passionately stated. “The embargo is not working any kind of way, and the meanness of it all, to deny Americans an opportunity to visit their families in Cuba , or to restrict it to once every three years…is not the American way of life.”
Although both members spoke strongly against the decades old embargo, the amendment was defeated 183 - 245. But Congressman Rangel gained ground; last year the vote lost 169-250. To see how your member voted this year, log onto: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll284.xml.