Jay Z and Beyonce’s controversial anniversary trip to Cuba has spawned a bill in their name, introduced by congressional Republicans. If passed, the bill would limit funds to the Department of Treasury to approve “travel-related or other transactions incident to non-academic educational exchanges.”
Rep. Ander Crenshaw of Florida used Jay and Beyonce’s trip as an example of how loopholes could be made for travel to Cuba.
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“I think that if we’re going to say that we have this policy in place that relates to travel in Cuba, that it ought to be enforced, and that becomes a grey area where they’re probably not really following the guidelines.”
Hov addressed backlash from the trip on “Open Letter” off his new album, rapping, “I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans/This communist talk is so confusing.”