Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined 63 of her colleagues, led by Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), in sending a letter to President Biden urging him to work with the Canadian government drop COVID-19 vaccine mandates on essential travel across the Northern Border, which is specifically impacting truck drivers and exacerbating supply chain issues.
“We are deeply concerned by the recent implementation of COVID-19 vaccination requirements for essential travelers to the United States and Canada despite widespread opposition and serious concerns over the mandate’s effect on our nation’s supply chains,” the lawmakers wrote.
“The decision by your administration and the Canadian government is not only impacting truck drivers, but it also hurts American agriculture, and countless industries across our nation. Many farmers and ranchers rely on Canada for agricultural inputs and other products. Families, in northern states especially, rely on Canada for fuel such as propane to heat their home this winter. The recently implemented vaccine requirement is disrupting the transport of essential products to the American people who rely on them,” the lawmakers continued.
Stefanik has led the charge opposing additional requirements on essential Northern Border travelers and has called on both the U.S. and Canada to release a plan drop all COVID-19 restrictions on Northern Border travel.
Read the full letter here.