Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement on the news that the U.S./Canadian preclearance agreement has been passed and signed into law by the Canadian Government.
“This is great news for U.S.-Canadian relations and for our North Country community,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I was proud to help write the Promoting Travel, Commerce and National Security Act that passed Congress and was signed by President Obama last December. This legislation solidifies the U.S. Canadian preclearance agreement that will increase commerce with between our two nations, increase border security, and help provide expedited screening for Amtrak passengers prior to traveling. This process will allow for an easier and accelerated trip while ensuring necessary protections for our national security.
“I will continue working closely with our Canadian neighbors to strengthen our unique relationship and increase economic opportunity in our region.”