Engage Cuba on Announcement of Sen. Flake's Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President of Engage Cuba, James Williams, issued the following statement on announcement of Senator Jeff Flake's retirement:

"Engage Cuba and the entire pro-engagement Cuba coalition would like to thank Senator Flake for his over 15 years of service to our nation.

"Understanding the importance of free markets, individual liberty and human rights, Senator Flake has championed the efforts to change 55 years of failed policy towards Cuba. Senator Flake's Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act has gained historic momentum in Congress. We're committed to working with Senator Flake for the next year and a half to pass this commonsense bill, which, thanks to his work, has the support of a bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators.

"The overwhelming majority of the American and Cuban people support Senator Flake's approach. Thanks to Senator Flake's tireless efforts, the path is now paved for Republicans and Democrats alike to take this issue across the finish line."