Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas lawmakers criticize Trump shifting Cuba policy

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation criticized President Donald Trump's decision to restore some travel and economic restrictions that were lifted under his predecessor, saying the move will hurt efforts to open up a new market for the state's farmers.

Rep. Rick Crawford and Sen. John Boozman, who have been pushing to further ease restrictions with the country, said they opposed Trump's plan to reinstate the restrictions on travel to Cuba and business transactions. Trump challenged the communist government of Raul Castro to negotiate a better deal for Cubans and Cuban-Americans.

"I strongly oppose President Trump's decision to reinstate a failed, outdated, and...