Washington, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released the following statement after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday endorsed the U.S.-Canada preclearance agreement to expedite travel and strengthen trade and national security between the two countries:

“This is welcome news for U.S.-Canadian relations and I look forward to continuing to work to implement this landmark agreement,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The North Country is heavily impacted by U.S.-Canadian relations through travel, commerce and border security. We must continue to work to solidify and move forward the agreement between the U.S. and Canada, which was reached nearly a year ago, and I am proud to be a lead sponsor of the bipartisan, bicameral legislation to do this in Congress.”

Last week, Congresswoman Stefanik, along with Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand, introduced H.R. 4657 -- the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016 -- legislation to solidify the preclearance agreement between the U.S. and Canada.