It’s no surprise that the U.S. senate decided to veto a proposal to start charging a cross-border toll, says a representative from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).
In April, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requested money to study the idea.
But the Senate's judiciary committee on Thursday voted to amend the Immigration Reform Bill to ban the fee altogether.
Ian Jack, a spokesperson with CAA, said he’s not surprised the request sputtered out.
"It seems that Americans need to be periodically reminded of the importance of the relationship, and that extent that this proposal didn’t get very far, it did get shot down. I suppose that’s some good to come of it," he said.
Both Democrats and Republicans on the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee voted to kill the proposed toll.
The idea is that vehicles crossing into the U.S. from Canada or Mexico would have been charged a toll for entering the country.