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As the nation heads into what would typically be a busy weekend for cross-border travel, Congressmmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Co-Chairs of the Northern Border Caucus, are leading a push for the United States and Canada to develop guidance that prepares for reopening while the border is under its current shutdown.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Co-Chair of the Northern Border Caucus, responded to today’s announcement by Prime Minister Trudeau granting permission to cross the border to visit family, calling the policy change “an incremental step forward.”
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to negotiate with New York State government in good faith to resolve the suspension of enrollment and renewal of Trusted Traveler program participation for New York State residents.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Committee Democrats expressed their opposition to the Trump Administration’s intent to pursue an expanded economic partnership with Brazil under the leadership of President Jair Bolsonaro.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) today announced plans to introduce the U.S. Infectious Disease Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Act. The bill would create an independent agency within the Department of Health and Human Services -- the National Medical Command (NMC) -- charged with preparing for, monitoring, and responding to pandemics, and would provide significantly increased federal funding for research into treatments and vaccines against infectious diseases.
With news of a binational plan for strict restrictions at the border between the United States and Canada, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is asking U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide clear details on the procedures for necessary border crossings and other information related to staffing levels and protections.
“General Soleimani had a long career masterminding operations to de-stabilize the Middle East. He was a bad guy. Plain and simple.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s orders for military action which led to the death of Iran General Qasem Soleimani:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to the news that the United States and Canada have reached an agreement to lift 232 duties on steel and aluminum within the next two days:
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the House of Representatives has joined the Senate in approving S.J.Res. 7, a resolution directing the President to “remove the United States Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen.” The action reasserts the legislative branch’s war authority, guaranteed under the Constitution.