President Barack Obama arrived in Havana,Cuba today, the first sitting American president to visit the country in 90 years.
A number of members of Congress joined him, including Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Congressmen Jim McGovern and Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, as well a contingent of business leaders.
Public opinion polls over the past year have shown an increasing support to end the Cuban trade embargo and change course on U.S.-Cuba relations, according to Congressman McGovern. The most recent Pew poll showed 73% of the American people, including 59% of Republicans favor ending the trade embargo.
The bi-partisan Congressional Working Group will now take leadership to match the growing public support for a new
policy towards Cuba.
After spending two days in Cuba, the President travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he'll meet with President Mauricio Macri.