IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 12, 2015
Ms. Klobuchar (for herself, Mr. Enzi, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Flake, Mr. Leahy, and Mr. Durbin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To lift the trade embargo on Cuba.
This Act may be cited as the
Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015.
Removal of provisions restricting trade and other relations with Cuba
Authority for Embargo
Section 620(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2370(a)) is amended by striking
(1) No assistance and all that follows through
(2) Except and inserting
Section 1709 of the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C. 6008) is amended by striking
section 620(a)(2) and inserting
Trading With the Enemy Act
The authorities conferred upon the President by section 5(b) of the Trading With the Enemy Act (50 U.S.C. App. 5(b)), which were being exercised with respect to Cuba on July 1, 1977, as a result of a national emergency declared by the President before that date, and are being exercised on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act, may not be relied upon on or after such date of enactment to continue the imposition of direct restrictions on trade with Cuba.
Any regulation that imposes direct restrictions on trade with Cuba in effect on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act pursuant to the exercise of authorities described in paragraph (1) shall cease to be effective for that purpose on and after such date of enactment.
Cuban Democracy Act
The Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C. 6001 et seq.) is amended—
by striking section 1704 (22 U.S.C. 6003);
by striking section 1706 (22 U.S.C. 6005); and
by striking section 1708 (22 U.S.C. 6007).
Paragraph (3) of section 204(b) of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (22 U.S.C. 6064(b)) is amended to read as follows:
section 1705(d) of the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 (22 U.S.C. 6004(d));
Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act
The Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (22 U.S.C. 6021 et seq.) is amended—
by striking section 102 (22 U.S.C. 6032);
by striking section 103 (22 U.S.C. 6033); and
in section 109(a) (22 U.S.C. 6039(a)), by striking
(including section 102 of this Act).
Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000
The Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.) is amended—
in section 906(a)(1) (22 U.S.C. 7205(a)(1)), by striking
in section 908 (22 U.S.C. 7207)—
by striking subsection (b);
in subsection (a)—
Prohibition and all that follows through
(1) In general.—Notwithstanding and inserting
for exports to Cuba or;
by striking paragraph (2); and
by redesignating paragraph (3) as subsection (b) and by moving such subsection, as so redesignated, 2 ems to the left; and
in subsection (b), as redesignated by subparagraph (B)(iv), by striking
paragraph (1) and inserting
subsection (a); and
by striking section 909 (22 U.S.C. 7208).