WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Al Green (TX-09) on Sunday joined President Obama, fellow Members of Congress, and others on an official Presidential trip to Cuba. The trip marks the first time a sitting President has visited Cuba since 1928.
Green joins the rest of the delegation in meeting with representatives from nongovernmental organizations and governmental officials, as well as business leaders. As a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Al Green plans to pay special attention to financial markets and economic opportunities in Cuba beneficial to the U.S.
“I want to especially thank President Obama for allowing me to be a part of this historic journey. I am honored to be one of the many US lawmakers traveling to Cuba as we seek to support human rights in Cuba and our nations move to normalize ties,” Congressman Al Green said. “President Obama’s initiation of this historic trip and his administration’s efforts to improve Cuban-American relations are testaments to the greatness of America.”