Jacobs joins Northern Border Caucus, wants to push cross-border travel, tourism

Posted 10 February 2021 at 10:19 am

Press Release, Congressman Chris Jacobs

ORCHARD PARK – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) has joined the House Northern Border Caucus.

“As someone who represents a major section of New York’s northern border, it is critical I am in a strong position to advocate for border communities and economies,” Jacobs said. “Cross-border travel and tourism are major economic drivers for our area, and they have been deeply harmed by the on-going travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada. In addition, cross-border families and property owners have faced restrictions for nearly a year as a result of Covid-19. My first priority is working with my colleagues, the Biden administration, and our Canadian counterparts to open the U.S.-Canadian border with a safe and fair set of standards for both nations.”

The House Northern Border Caucus is co-chaired by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) and Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26). It was originally founded in 1994 and serves as an advocate and to analyze policies regarding the economic and political relationship between the United States and Canada.

“Western New York farmers, small businesses, major industries, and families all rely on cross-border travel and commerce,” Jacobs said. “The Northern Border Caucus will allow me to work in a bipartisan way to ensure these groups are supported by northern border policies implemented at the federal level, and I look forward to getting right to work on their behalf.”