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Another take on the scrapped Cuba vote: Not enough votes to lift the travel ban?

The Hill posits that it was a shortage of lawmakers who would vote in favor that doomed consideration of legislation to lift the travel ban to Cuba: "The House Foreign Affairs Committee had scheduled a Wednesday markup on Rep. Collin Peterson’s (D-Minn.) measure, which was approved by Peterson’s Agriculture panel earlier this year. But the markup on Tuesday was postponed.

"Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman (D-Calif.) has been trying to secure 24 votes on the 47-member panel to approve the bill, but an analysis by The Hill shows only 16 members have publicly committed to it."

Other blogs have speculated that the powerful Cuban American political action committee that backs the restrictions played a role.