'Jay-Z and Beyonce Bill' Restricts Travel To Cuba

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Despite his lyrics, Jay-Z won’t be “smoking Cubanos with Castro in cabanas” anytime soon if the House of Representatives has any say in it.

In the wake of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba earlier this year, Republicans in the House Appropriations Committee helped pass earlier this week a spending bill with a provision that seeks to further tighten travel restrictions to the communist island.

“This is the Jay-Z, Beyonce Bill,” Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.), a member of the committee who opposes the provision, told POLITICO. “Absolutely [it’s a response to the trip], and it’s playing to the audience in Miami.”

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