Sen. Patrick Leahy
A delegation of congressional Democrats is expected back in the U.S. Monday after a weekend trip to Cuba.
The first group of U.S. political leaders visited Cuba on Saturday to discuss expectations for the normalization of relations between the United States and the island nation.
The head of U.S. Agency for International Development fielded questions Tuesday on Capitol Hill from lawmakers about his agency’s bid to set up a “Cuban Twitter” to stir unrest.
.S. lawmakers confirmed Wednesday they visited an American man being held in Cuba for alleged crimes against the state. Allen Gross was arrested by Cuban authorities in 2009. His detention and long sentence in Cuba has hampered efforts to improve ties between the countries. Lawmakers did not give any details on his condition or what was said.