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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

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Congressman Sires Introduces Bill to Enhance our Economy

Dec 18, 2013
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Last week, Congressman Albio Sires introduced H.R. 3768, the Promoting Tourism to Enhance our Economy Act. A bill that will allow Canadian citizens who bring millions of dollars into the U.S. economy to continue to conveniently and safely travel between our shared borders.

“Increasing tourism and encouraging Canadians to continue to visit the U.S. will grow our economy, better relationships with our neighbors to the north and bring money into the U.S. at no cost to the taxpayer,” said Congressman Sires.

Over 400,000 people cross the U.S. –Canada border daily and our state of New Jersey sells more goods to Canada than any other country in the world.  This produces over $16 billion in trade and impacts over 227,000 New Jersey jobs. The Promoting Tourism to Enhance our Economy Act is a responsible way to bring additional jobs and revenue into not just the state of New Jersey but the entire country.