U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has promised to keep pushing trade and travel between the United States and Cuba.
The Arizona Republican, alongside Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico, recently returned from a three-day Senate Foreign Relations Committee trip to the island.
During the visit, the senators met with Cuban officials and religious and business leaders to discuss the impacts of the embargo and travel restrictions on American and Cuban families.
Flake said there’s a burgeoning small-business community in Cuba.
“It’s time to take common-sense steps to support entrepreneurs, expand the participation of U.S. businesses in the Cuban economy and lift the ban on non-Cuban American U.S. citizens traveling to the island,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.