Senate Leader Says Congress Will Block Some Obama Moves on Cuba...

The top Senate Republican said on Sunday that Congress is likely to block any nominee that President Barack Obama names as ambassador to Cuba and retain broad economic sanctions, even as Obama moves to establish diplomatic and economic ties with the Communist-run island. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate is unlikely to confirm any U.S. ambassador to Havana nominated by Obama. Those steps have included establishing diplomatic relations, an expansion of some travel from the United States to Cuba, increasing the limit on remittances to Cuban nationals from those living in the United States and expanding some trade in goods and services.



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