Tester statement on modernizing Cuba-U.S. relations

(Big Sandy, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after it was announced that the United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in each other’s capitals:

“While there is still much work to do in Congress, establishing embassies is a great step forward to modernize the U.S.-Cuba relationship. We must move beyond the Cold War-era mindset so that Montana farms, ranches and businesses can build new economic ties with Cuba.”

In 2014, Tester visited Cuba to explore economic opportunities for Montana agriculture producers. This year, Tester is cosponsoring the bipartisan Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act and the Freedom to Export to Cuba Act.