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Jan 22, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26, Buffalo/Niagara Falls), who serves as Co-chair of Congressional Northern Border Caucus, says President Joe Biden’s week one actions demonstrate a new beginning for the US-Canada relationship. This week President Joe Biden released an aggressive plan to fight COVID-19 which includes a directive for departments to collaborate with the Canadian government toward the goal of quickly developing health and safety measures at the border.

Jan 12, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (Buffalo & Niagara Falls, NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus released the following statement in response to Canada’s announcement of the extension of the existing border restrictions:

Dec 2, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) Co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, is appealing to the incoming Biden Administration to make coordination between the United States and Canada a top priority, including development of a reopening plan at the northern border and the expansion of technology that provides for improved border crossing efficiencies over the long-term. 

Oct 20, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, released the following statement in response to the continued closing of the U.S. – Canada border:

“This week Canada has extended its ban on Americans crossing the Northern border for the seventh time. It’s heartbreaking to have the door to our closest neighbor closed for eight months but easy to see why Canada continues to make this decision.

Oct 9, 2020 Press Release

This week the Canadian Government expanded exemptions to current U.S. – Canada border restrictions allowing for additional family reunification measures, now Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on the United States government to do the same. 

Sep 16, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, released the following statement in response to multiple news reports indicating the travel ban will be extended between the United States and Canada:

Aug 14, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Northern Border Caucus, released the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Canadian government is extending travel restrictions between the United States and Canada through September 21, 2020:

“On full display for the entire world to see is the Trump Administration’s abject failure to lead.  This lack of leadership is keeping families apart, straining the relationship with our closest allies, and contributing to unnecessary deaths. 

Jul 28, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling for the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to establish clear guidance for patient caregivers when crossing the U.S.-Canada border to give better certainty to families and the medical institutions providing care.

Jul 23, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who wrote to Customs and Border Protection in June (Letter Here) calling for the state and federal governments to find a resolution to the Trusted Traveler dispute, released the following statement in response to today’s news that the policy banning New Yorkers is lifted:

Jul 17, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passed the FY 2021 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, which included report language requested by Higgins related to essential traveler exceptions at the Northern Border.

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