Higgins Wins Approval of Amendment to Block Northern Border Toll Study

May 15, 2013 Updated May 15, 2013 at 9:57 PM EDT

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Higgins Wins Approval of Amendment to Block Northern Border Toll Study

May 15, 2013 Updated May 15, 2013 at 9:57 PM EDT

(WKBW release) New York Congressman Brian Higgins won approval for an amendment blocking the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s plan to study a new land crossing fee at our borders. 

According to a news release issued Wednesday:

Higgins introduced the amendment during today’s House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security hearing to markup H.R. 1417, the Border Security results Act of 2013.  

“This is a huge victory for Western New York and other communities across the Northern Border that rely on the seamless flow of people and goods between the U.S. and Canada to support our economies,” said Higgins.  “The fee would have put an unfair burden on residents who frequently travel across the border and the cost of the proposed study would have taken resources, already stretched thin, away from significantly more critical security needs.”