Two Mass. Congressmen explore medical sector opportunities in Cuba
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Two members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation are back from
a trip to Cuba where they joined four U.S. senators and a host of other
Bay State officials to explore medical sector economic development
Congressmen James McGovern and Seth Moulton participated in the trip,
attending meetings with representatives from the Massachusetts
Biotechnology Council and the Washington Office on Latin America, who
jointly sponsored a delegation from Harvard Medical School, Worcester
Polytechnic University, UMass Memorial Hospital, Massachusetts College
of Pharmacy and Health Science, Chicago Foods International, and Takeda
Members of the Cuba Working Group are backing legislation that would
allow U.S. businesses to trade with Cuba without restrictions, allow
U.S. telecommunications and internet companies to provide services to
Cuba, and allow all U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba. According to
McGovern's office, Senate committees have approved bills lifting travel
and trade restrictions while the U.S. House has been "more reticent to
move U.S. policy forward."
Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Michael
Bennet of Colorado, and Tom Udall of New Mexico were also on the trip.
In August 2015, McGovern joined former Secretary of State John Kerry in
Havana for the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba.
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