2018 Result: Increasing commerce with our Canadian neighbors is a top economic priority for our region. Pre-Clearance legislation that I sponsored and was signed into law helps build more economic ties while supporting travel, commerce, and tourism between our two nations. This legislation will also build integrated defense capabilities to maintain a secure Northern border. Importantly for the North Country, this legislation will facilitate Amtrak service from Montreal through our district and will reinforce the future of small border crossings by allowing the option of joint operations on one side or the other.