"Most attention in the 109th Congress has focused on Cuba's human rights situation and on Cuba sanctions. Legislative initiatives have included four human rights resolutions: House-passed H.Con.Res. 81 and H.Res. 193; Senate-passed S. 140; and H.Con.Res. 165, which also expresses support for the embargo. In addition, H.R. 2601 would authorize $5 million for U.S. government scholarship and exchange programs; a pending amendment (S.Amdt. 319) to S. 600 would authorize $15 million in democracy and human rights projects." This report covers U.S. policy toward Cuba as well as the political, economic and human rights conditions in the country. It also covers actions taken by the U.S. Legislature to change or preserve current U.S. law pertaining to Cuba.
CRS Report for Congress, RL32730