Bennet Statement on President's Cuba Announcement

COLORADO - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement regarding President Trump's plan to restrict travel and business dealings with Cuba:

"The President's decision to revert back toward an old policy of isolation with Cuba - a policy that failed to work for decades - is a mistake," Bennet said. "American businesses and farmers deserve an opportunity to compete in the Cuban market. Colorado has a tremendous amount to gain from the U.S.-Cuba relationship. Our farmers and ranchers stand to expand their markets for products like beef and wheat. And our thriving technology and energy sectors are well-positioned to export to Havana. This disappointing announcement does nothing but limit economic and cultural potential for our state and country."