Exclusive: Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

Incoming U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks on Capitol HillBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he opposed U.S. President Barack Obama’s plans to normalize relations with Cuba, and spoke of steps lawmakers might take to rein in the new policy. Interviewed by Reuters, McConnell also said that he and the president, a Democrat, had discussed possible major tax reform legislation and that any effort should not focus on the country’s biggest corporations alone, but also include help for small businesses. …

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