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Huizenga Statement on US-Canada Border Restriction Extension

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) released the following statement after the Biden Administration announced it was extending border restrictions over land between the United States and Canada for a stunning 18th consecutive month. “President Biden continues to fail the communities across Michigan and the northern border states that rely on tourism dollars from Canadians to support small busi...

WZZM: Huizenga reacts to latest US-Canada Border Update

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Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga sat down with WZZM for a discussion about Americans being able to travel by land into Canada, but President Biden failing to reopen the border to Canadians. This failure by the Administration hurts families, small businesses, and communities across Michigan as well as our economy. You can watch the interview below.

Freep: Biden's move on US-Canada border could have more to do with Mexico border

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After last week's surprise announcement that the U.S. border with Canada would remain closed to nonessential travel until at least Aug. 21, quiet speculation — and consternation — has been rampant that problems along the southern border may be to blame. The concern is that, even though Canadian vaccine rates have surpassed those in the U.S., the Biden administration is wary of opening the northern...

Huizenga Slams President Biden’s Inaction on US-Canada Border

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Co-Chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group released the following statement after the Biden Administration quietly extended travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada until August 21st. “The Biden Administration’s failure to develop a plan to reopen the border between the United States and Canada is not only embarrassing it highligh...

Detroit News Editorial Board: Ease travel ban with Canada

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The COVID wall that has blocked travel between the United States and Canada for 16 months should come down. As post-pandemic life resumes most of its normal activity, foreign travel should be restored as well. America's northern border remains closed to tourist traffic. If the travel ban remains in place through the rest of the year, it will come at an estimated cost of $175 billion and 1.1 millio...

NBC News: Huizenga discusses Reopening US-Canadian Border

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Recently, Congressman Huizenga had the opportunity to discuss the US-Canadian Border closure with NBC News Now. During the interview, Rep. Huizenga emphasized the impact the closure is having on families who have been unable to reunite for more than 16 months and the significant economic impact the closure is having on Michigan as well as Canada. While vaccinated Canadians are now permitted to ent...

Huizenga, Higgins, and Castor Lead over 70 Members of Congress in Bipartisan Call for President Biden to Reopen U.S. Canada Border, Reestablish Travel Between US and UK

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Brian Higgins (D-NY), and Kathy Castor (D-FL) are leading a bipartisan push encouraging the Biden Administration to take steps to safely reopen international travel to the United States. In a letter to President Biden, signed by 75 members of the House of Representatives, Congressional leaders lay out action items including reopening the land borde...

Huizenga Statement on Looming Closure of Holland Coast Guard Station

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement regarding the looming closure of the Holland Coast Guard Station. “The U.S. Coast Guard has notified my office that it intends to close its seasonal station in Holland on Lake Macatawa in fiscal year 2022. This means the station would close permanently this Labor Day. The Coast Guard believes they can adequately respond to a...

Huizenga, Higgins Statement on U.S. Canada Border Restrictions Being Extended Until At least July 21

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Brian Higgins (D-NY), co-chairs of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, released the following joint statement in response to the extension of U.S. – Canada border restrictions until at least July 21st: “Millions of Americans and Canadians are counting on our governments to work together to reach an agreement that provides a clear roadmap f...

Huizenga Tapped to Lead Bipartisan US-Canada Inter-Parliamentary Group

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On Friday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY) were officially appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives to serve as co-chairs of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group. The Inter-Parliamentary Group is comprised of a coalition of elected leaders from both countries committed to advancing dialogue on policies of mutual interest. Bilatera...

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