Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Regulations Are First Step Towards Implementing POTUS’ Cuba Policy

Nov 8, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced new Cuba regulations.

“The intent of the President’s June 16, 2017 announcement on Cuba was to tighten sanctions and prohibit financial transactions with the Cuban military.  Today’s announced regulations include some positive first steps.  I am disappointed, however, that the regulations do not fully implement what the President ordered.  It is clear that individuals within the bureaucracy who support the former administration’s Cuba policy continue to undermine President Trump.                                                           

“I look forward to working with the President to ensure that his policy is fully implemented, and that the regulations are entirely consistent with his intent, unlike the ones announced today. I trust that President Trump will not allow Washington bureaucrats to stand in the way of his directive to support the Cuban people’s democratic aspirations.”