Hi-Line Today: Senator Tester asks CBP to extend Wild Horse Port’s hours.

by Isreal Hale

U.S. Senator Jon Tester sent a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) asking the Biden Administration to extend the hours of operations at ports of entry in Montana, citing effects on Montana’s economy.

In his letter to CBP Commissioner Troy A. Miller, Tester specifically calls on the Administration to extend the summer hours of operations at the Port of Wild Horse.

Tester said in his letter “for years, the Port of Wild Horse has extended its hours from May to September to account for the warmer weather and increased travel during the summer season.”

According to the Canadian Trade Commissioner, Canada is Montana’s top international trading partner, buying more from the state than the next six states combined.