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H.R.873: Promoting American Agricultural and Medical Exports to Cuba Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about foreign trade and international finance
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Sponsor Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 18 (17 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Promoting American Agricultural and Medical Exports to Cuba Act of 2013 - Prohibits the President from restricting direct transfers from a Cuban depository institution to a U.S. depository institution in payment for a product authorized for sale under the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to provide information and technical assistance to U.S. agricultural producers, cooperative organizations, or state agencies to promote U.S. agricultural exports products to Cuba.

Authorizes the issuance of temporary entry visas to Cuban nationals to facilitate purchase of U.S. agricultural products.

Amends the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 to repeal the prohibition on enforcement of rights to certain U.S. intellectual properties and such properties' transfer.

Prohibits the President from regulating or prohibiting travel to or from Cuba by U.S. citizens or lega...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
March 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture.
March 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs