More on Northern Border
Northern Border Caucus Co-chair and Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to immediately advance concrete proposals for reopening the border between the United States and Canada. The latest push comes just one week before the existing order banning non-essential travel between the two countries is set to expire on April 21, 2021.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino are calling for expansion of the Amtrak route between Buffalo, Niagara Falls, New York and Toronto, Ontario to be a priority as the federal government plans to make investments in rail. The American Jobs Plan, the infrastructure package announced by President Biden on March 31, proposes an $80 billion investment to expand and improve Amtrak service.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on agencies in the United States and Canada responsible for border management to implement a process that allows for virtual interviews for new NEXUS applicants.
“As co-chairs of the Canadian and U.S. sections of the IPG, we applaud our governments for renewing their commitment to strengthening the partnership between our two countries. While our proximity to one another necessitates a close relationship, it is our shared democratic values that forever binds us together. It is through this bond that we encourage our governments to work collaboratively to continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 and usher in an economic recovery that benefits all North Americans – especially those hardest hit by the pandemic.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is continuing to push for a full reopening of the border between the U.S. and Canada by July and encouraging a partial reopening, including additional exemptions to allow families to reunite, much sooner. March 21, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the northern border closing to non-essential travel.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, released the following statement in response to today’s bilateral meeting between United States President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, welcomed the bilateral meeting between United States President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
In December, Higgins asked the incoming Biden Administration to prioritize coordination along the Northern Border. The new Administration has followed through.
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21-R), who serve as Co-Chairs of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, are leading a bipartisan letter making several recommendations to the Biden Administration supporting opportunities to improve the existing situation at the United States - Canada border.
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.