Sen. Murray introduces plan to help Point Roberts businesses during border closure

News | September 16, 2020

Aid in the form of federal loans could be on the way for small businesses struggling to survive in Point Roberts while the U.S.-Canada border is closed during the corornavirus pandemic.

Washington state U.S. Senator Patty Murray announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, that she has introduced legislation to provide relief to businesses in the enclave that finds themselves cut off from the rest of Whatcom County and their primary revenue stream by the border closure.

The Remote Recreational Small Business Interruption Program Act would provide forgivable federal loads to small businesses located in small enclaves, such as Point Roberts or Minnesota’s Northwest Angle, according to a release on the proposed bill.