The royal couple Mr and Mrs Hov took a lot of heat for their trip to Cuba for their wedding anniversary and it appears that the U.S. government is not planning on taking the debacle lightly. Congress has pitched a new bill that they are calling the “Jay-Z & Beyonce Bill”, this bill is a direct response to the couple’s trip even though the trip was authorized and they had clearance to do so. Well the government doesn’t want another mix-up like that happening again anytime soon so their slamming the “Jay-Z and Beyonce Bill” on the table..
– Huffington Post reports;
Celebrity power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who controversially visited Cuba earlier this year, might face tougher government restrictions on travel to countries considered U.S. adversaries if congressional Republicans get their way. A bill that just made its way out of a House Appropriations subcommittee would limit the use of Department of Treasury funds to approve “travel-related or other transactions incident to non-academic educational exchanges” described in American legal restrictions on travel to Cuba. Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.), an advocate for easing travel restrictions to Cuba, labeled the proposal the “Jay-Z and Beyoncé bill.” In April, Beyoncé and Jay Z visited Havana to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary.
When the couple returned, a variety of groups and lawmakers criticized their choice of destination. The federal government became involved when the Treasury Department announced it had authorized the trip. A pair of lawmakers began investigating the incident, and the White House denied that it played a role in the authorization, in light of President Barack Obama’s friendship with the couple. (Huffington Post)