To enter into a partnership with a country for oil exploration, who has in the past expropriated American oil companies' properties in Cuba would be only to repeat a cycle of mistakes made in the past. It would be only to come into the fold of a dictator who does not observe or understand the rule of law.

I would suggest that the bill I have filed which tries to re-enact and tries to speak to the Cuban embargo that has been in place for many years, with good reason; that it would be strongly enforced against those who seek to invest in partnership with this illegitimate government, with this government that continues to be a threat to its neighbors, continues to be a hostile government to the United States.