Earlier this year, Carter couple Jay-Z and Beyonce made headlines yet again when they traveled to Cuba to celebrate their wedding anniversary amid the United States government supposedly restricting American travel to Cuba.
Three months and one White House press conference Jay-Z shoutout later, Congress is now considering the approval of a bill that would prevent U.S. citizens from using working their way around the restrictions to travel to Cuba anyway. One democratic senator not in favor of the GOP-backed bill has decided to point out the foolish irony in the proposal by labeling it the “Jay-Z and Beyonce Bill.”
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.), said Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip was an “example” of how people could use legal loopholes to travel to Cuba, which has been subject to a strict United States trade embargo since the Kennedy administration.
“I think that if we’re going to say that we have this policy in place that relates to travel in Cuba, that it ought to be enforced, and that becomes a grey area where they’re probably not really following the guidelines,”
Crenshaw told Politico.