This Week in Washington
I will continue to be one of the leading voices and advocates for the safe re-opening of our Northern Border. Our small businesses, property owners, families, and North Country communities are united in support.

After my recent advocacy efforts to Canadian Premiers and Members of Parliament, we are starting to see forward movement to re-opening from the Canadian government. Our goal remains a full re-opening and I will continue my full court press with both Canada and the Biden Administration. It is long past overdue.
After over a year of extensions and uncertainty, we are finally seeing forward movement from the Canadian government towards restoring travel into Canada. I have been a vocal advocate for safely reopening the northern border and have called on President Biden to swiftly restore non-essential travel into the U.S. Our northern border communities need immediate progress and another extension would be devastating to our families, businesses, and property owners.
Our country is facing a crisis at the southern border and a nationwide crime crisis, and yet several of my House Democratic colleagues continue to call to defund DHS, ICE, and CBP officers who are on the frontlines.

Just this week, I met with law enforcement professionals and CBP officers from the North Country who are rightfully concerned by the harmful rhetoric and policies originating from the Far-Left. As President Biden and House Democrats continue to ignore these crises, I will always show support for and provide essential resources to those who work tirelessly at our borders to protect our country.
Today, I announced that two North Country communities, Lowville and Hogansburg, have been awarded funding through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program. United Prevention (UP!) Coalition of Lewis County and the Akwesasne Coalition for Community Empowerment have each been awarded $125,000.

The North Country has seen an unfortunate spike in drug and substance abuse issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will provide important resources to our communities and help further the efforts of educating and preventing our youth from turning to substance abuse. I will always support initiatives to keep our kids safer and on the path toward better opportunities.
On Wednesday, I was proud to call and congratulate Galway Jr./Sr. High School student Spencer Newsom for winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The North Country is home to many talented artists, and Spencer’s piece is particularly special considering our district is the proud home of many veterans. I look forward to inviting Spencer to the U.S. Capitol for an event this fall to highlight her accomplishments!
Spencer's piece, entitled
"New York and Country"

District Meetings and Events
On Thursday, I visited Noble Gas Solutions in South Glens Falls for a tour and a small business roundtable with the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.
We discussed economic recovery from COVID-19 and the challenges small businesses in the North Country are facing because of labor shortages and rising inflation.
On Tuesday, I joined the North Country Chamber of Commerce, along with the Ontario Delegate General and Solicitor General to discuss North Country priorities to reopen the U.S. - Canada border. Specifically, we discussed business travel and access for property owners. I will continue to work with our Canadian counterparts on these issues.
On Monday, I met with North Country CBP officers to discuss the impacts of President Biden's Border Crisis across the country. I will always support and advocate for our CBP officers on the frontlines.
On Tuesday, I met with the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association to discuss the issues facing our corrections officers across the state. We discussed the concerning prison closures across the North Country, efforts to keep corrections officers safer at work, and their heroic work during the pandemic.
I have witnessed firsthand the creativity and talent of students throughout the North Country and I am excited to announce this opportunity for those who are interested in coding and app design. I encourage all middle and high school students to submit their projects!
In The News

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