Two GOP lawmakers are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to push forward a bill that would reopen the Canadian border for non-essential travel, to “revitalize American jobs and tourism.”
While the Canadian border is expected to remain closed until Sept. 21, Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) argued Wednesday that it is “past time” for Congress to take action and provide help to those who rely on cross-border business.
“The reduction in cross-border traffic has had a significant impact on local economies along the northern border, including agriculture, small businesses, and tourism,” the two wrote. “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.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik wants Congress to take action and provide help to those who rely on cross-border business. ZUMAPRESS.com
The lawmakers urged “immediate action” on the Restoring Northern