Will the Canadian Ambassador Help Save Alaska?
Ranking Members of the The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure are asking Kristin Hillman for her help.
The efforts to save the Alaska cruise season are continuing. The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has sent a letter to the Canadian Ambassador to the United States asking that Canada find a way to allow cruise ships to call at Canadian ports.
The letter sent by U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) stated that "As public servants, we must focus on protecting the public health and safety of citizens, while at the same time providing opportunities for economic recovery,.
Last year, the cruise industry generated $2.85 billion in direct economic spending. It supported more than 53,000 jobs in the regions impacted by Canada's cruise ban (Alaska, Washington state, the Great Lakes, and New England) and nearly $1.5 billion in spending and 30,000 Canadian jobs.