Today, President Biden will hold his first call with a foreign leader, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, indicating the special relationship between the United States and Canada that our communities in the North Country know well. Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement calling on President Biden to discuss safely reopening the northern border with the Prime Minister:

“As Co-Chair of the Northern Border Caucus and Representative of New York’s 21st Congressional District, I understand firsthand that bilateral collaboration between the United States and Canada is absolutely critical, especially as we work together to protect public health, safely restart our economy, and defeat the COVID-19 crisis. As we approach one year of border restrictions for non-essential travel, I strongly urge President Biden to commit to a metrics based bilateral plan to safely reopen the US-Canada border as soon as possible.”