11.18.11

Leahy, Sanders And Welch Ask CBP To Keep Morses Line Open

They Urge Vermonters To Officially Register Their Views During Public Comment Period That Expires December 5th

(FRIDAY, Nov. 18) – U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch have called on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to keep the Morses Line Port of Entry open, in their letter to the agency submitted as part of an ongoing public comment period on the future of the Franklin County Port of Entry.  The public comment period allows individuals, including Vermonters and Canadians, to respond to a formal CBP proposal to close the Port of Entry, published in the Federal Register on October 5th.  A full copy of the proposal can be found online at www.regulations.gov (reference docket# USCBP-2011-0016). 

Leahy, Sanders and Welch urged Vermonters to make their feelings known about the future of the Port of Entry either by submitting comments online at www.regulations.gov or by writing to: Border Security Regulations Branch, Office of International Trade, Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Attention: Border Security Regulations Branch, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1179.  All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number.  According to the proposal, all comments will be available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov

A copy of the letter by Leahy, Sanders and Welch can be found here.

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