Announcement Regarding Cuba Travel Lawsuit
“( MIAMI ): Speaker of the Florida House Marco Rubio will hold a press conference today along with State Representative David Rivera to announce his decision to have the Florida House of Representatives join a federal lawsuit regarding state regulations on travel to terrorist countries.
The press conference will be held today, Monday, August 4th, at 11:00 a.m. at the headquarters of the Junta Patriotica Cubana (Cuban Patriotic Council) located at 4600 NW 7th Street .
During the 2008 session the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation regulating travel agencies operating in Florida and selling travel from Florida to terrorist nations such as Cuba . Governor Charlie Crist signed the legislation into law, which was subsequently challenged in federal court by several travel agencies.
“The travel agencies that filed suit against this law have clearly misrepresented the will and intent of the Florida legislature. As Speaker of the House, I have a duty to protect the integrity and prerogatives of the institution and I intend to do so vigorously,” stated Speaker Marco Rubio.
Representative Rivera, the sponsor of the legislation, stated, “I congratulate Speaker Rubio for his leadership in defending the integrity of the Florida House of Representatives in this lawsuit. The travel agencies involved in this case have shown their willingness to misrepresent and distort the intent of the legislation and it is important that the Florida House be able to defend itself from these desperate and dishonest tactics.”
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