In a press release, Schumer said Customs and Border Protection's decision is an important step toward eliminating the fees entirely.
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But when the senator was in Watertown Friday campaigning against the fee—he said charging visitors fees to enter the US at all…sends a bad message to potential visitors:
The federal government might as well be putting stop signs up, at every waterway, at every crossing, at every airport.
Schumer says he has spoken with the Canadian government about the fee, and that he’s concerned it might begin charging a fee of its own to Americans entering Canada.
The senator has also said he’s introducing legislation to block the fees…which he views as a serious threat to Northern New York tourism.