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U.S. lawmakers move to block flights to Cuba

Travelers preparing to fly to Cuba from Miami International Airport this summer, get their luggage wrapped before their flight.
Travelers preparing to fly to Cuba from Miami International Airport this summer, get their luggage wrapped before their flight. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

WASHINGTON A group of U.S. lawmakers want to block the Obama administration’s efforts to open up the United States airways to flights from Cuba. Citing concerns about Cuba’s security infrastructure, four members of Congress, including three Republicans and a Democrat, have officially called for a halt to the recently announced commercial flights between the United States and the communist nation until a closer review of security measures at Cuba’s efforts can be conducted.

"How can this administration guarantee the American people there won't be a security threat on one of those planes?” said Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C. a former chair of the Transportation Security subcommittee.

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