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Jun 16, 2021 Press Release

Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group Co-Chair Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to continue his push to reopen the border between the U.S. and Canada. 

Higgins Speaking on the House Floor Urging for the Northern Border to Be Reopened

Video: https://youtu.be/slLHk2aKS1I

Jun 15, 2021 Press Release

With United States and Canadian officials expected to discuss plans to re-open the border, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement urging both nations to act with urgency:

Jun 14, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) welcomed news that United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a new pilot program to allow Trusted Traveler Program members to conduct renewal interviews virtually.

Jun 8, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), who serves as Co-Chair of the Northern Border Caucus and the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group released the following statement in response to ongoing discussions about U.S.-Canada border restrictions:

“It is clearly the beginning of the end of the border shutdown between the U.S. and Canada. In conversations with government leaders on both sides of the border we are learning plans are moving forward to provide for expanded crossing allowances. Action is long overdue. 

Jun 3, 2021 Press Release

United States Congressman Brian Higgins and Canadian Members of Parliament Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and Wayne Easter released the following joint statement related to US-Canada border management:

“Reopening our countries’ shared border must be a top priority for our respective governments at this point in the pandemic. For more than a year, Americans and Canadians have endured separation from their families, friends, and property in response to the public health crisis. 

Jun 1, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) responded to published reports indicating plans are underway to accommodate NHL teams by extending exemptions for travel between the United States and Canada.

Higgins said, “If exemptions can be made to bring hockey teams together, the same can be done to bring families together.”

May 20, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) expressed great disappointment following the announcement that the United States and Canada have continued to keep the Northern Border closed to non-essential travel for another full month. 

May 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), Co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus and the Canada-US Interparliamentary Group, is asking New York State to open up COVID vaccine appointments to Canadians.

May 17, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) applauded today’s announcement by President Biden that the United States will share at least 20 million additional doses of approved COVID vaccines with other nations.  This is in addition to the 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine previously shared by the U.S.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) says new public health guidance confirms we can safely reopen the border between the United States and Canada. The Congressman, who serves as Co-Chair of the Northern Border Caucus and the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, is pressing the White House to end the orders banning non-essential travel which have been issued monthly for over a year now.

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