Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday expressed worry that Americans traveling to Cuba do nothing more than spend money that helps finance the socialist government. He asked diplomat Roberta Jacobson if the U.S. government was making sure that authorized travelers were somehow promoting democracy while on the island.
Jacobson, who is President Obama's nominee to be Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, said she would have to review who's going to Cuba and what they're doing on the island.
I've asked the Office of Foreign Assets Control to release its current database of authorized travelers. OFAC says it is processing my request. See details here.