Sens. from Maine, other northern border states, want resources

Posted June 29, 2010, at 11:27 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2011, at 8:54 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe is among a group of bipartisan senators asking the secretary of Homeland Security not to overlook the needs of the U.S.-Canadian border when allocating resources to the southern border.

Snowe is one of 12 senators from seven northern border states who signed a letter dated Monday to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

The letter warned Napolitano of what they see as the dangers of boosting operations along the southern border by taking agents, funding and other assets, including aircraft, away from the northern border.

In addition to Maine, the letter was signed by some of the senators representing Idaho, Montana, Michigan, North Dakota, Washington, and Vermont.

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