06/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Max Baucus Cuba Bill Portends Fight Between Democrats

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is set to introduce legislation that would open the door to more agricultural exports to Cuba, taking advantage of President Obama's pledge to "seek a new beginning" with the island nation.

The bill will likely trigger a fight with Democratic proponents of the Cuba embargo policy, Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Florida Sen. Bill Nelson.

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