09.01.21

Daines, Stefanik Call for Passage of their Bill to Open the Northern Border

U.S. CONGRESS — U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik are continuing their push to open the northern border, this time calling on Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take action on their bill, the “Restoring Northern Border Travel Act,” which would finally reopen the U.S.-Canada border.

“The closure of the northern border was implemented as a temporary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19 in March 2020, yet the restrictions have been extended 17 times without any adjustments or relief for family members or homeowners despite the immense progress we have made in combating the COVID-19 pandemic,” the letter states. “The reduction in cross-border traffic has had a significant impact on local economies along the northern border, including agriculture, small businesses, and tourism. These industries are the lifeblood of many northern border communities from New York to Montana that continue to inordinately feel the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Read the full letter HERE 

Background:

On June 24, Daines and Stefanik introduced the “Restoring Northern Border Travel Act” which requires to require the Biden administration open the northern border and revitalize American jobs and tourism. 

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Contact: Katherine McKeoghKatie Schoettler