Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding today's announcement by the U.S. Department of Treasury and U.S. Department of Commerce modifying additional regulations regarding Cuba:
“The Obama Administration's one-sided concessions to Cuba further empower the regime and enable it with an economic windfall. These regulations are more proof that the Obama Administration's intent has never been to empower the Cuban people but rather to empower the Cuban government's monopolies and state-run enterprises.
“Our U.S. policy toward Cuba should be driven by our national security interests, securing greater political freedoms and defending the human rights of the Cuban people, none of which are advanced through Obama's latest concessions.”