ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer say Minnesota stands to benefit from lifting a trade embargo with Cuba.

Klobuchar, a Democrat, and the Republican Emmer are two of the members of Congress traveling on a two-day trip to the country with President Barack Obama, who has become the first sitting president since Calvin Coolidge to visit the island nation.

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Klobuchar is the lead Senate sponsor of legislation to lift the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba. Emmer is leading a similar effort in the House.

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Klobuchar told reporters Monday that lifting the embargo would allow American producers and companies to thrive. She says there’s a need for agricultural goods that Minnesota producers could supply.

Emmer says U.S. businesses need to petition their representatives if they want restrictions eased.

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