December 17, 2014

Corker Statement on Release of Alan Gross, President’s Announcement of U.S. Policy Change toward Cuba

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ranking member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the president’s announcement of the release of American Alan Gross and the administration’s policy change toward Cuba:

“This morning, I was notified of the release of Alan Gross as well as the president’s negotiations with the Cuban government. I am pleased Alan Gross will be reunited with this family after suffering years of unjust imprisonment and mistreatment by the Castro regime.
“The new U.S. policy announced by the administration is no doubt sweeping, and as of now there is no real understanding as to what changes the Cuban government is prepared to make. We will be closely examining the implications of these major policy changes in the next Congress.”