Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has released the below statement following the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that the non-essential travel restrictions along the U.S. – Canada border have been extended through November 21st, 2020:

“As Co-Chair of the Northern Border Caucus, I once again remain committed to working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian government to establish a comprehensive plan to safely reopen the border and interim measures to ease the hardship on border communities,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I am encouraged by Secretary Wolf’s statement that DHS is working closely with both Canada and Mexico to identify safe criteria to ease restrictions in the future. Our northern border communities rely heavily on the U.S.-Canadian economic partnership, and I will continue to work diligently with local stakeholders and my colleagues to restore cross-border travel.”