Rep. Katko Applauds Long-Awaited Action by Senate to Confirm IJC Nominees

May 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement: 

“I applaud the Senate for taking long-awaited action to approve the President’s nominees to the U.S. - Canada International Joint Commission (IJC).  At a time when our region is again facing historic and severe flooding, this confirmation is critical.  The lack of a presiding quorum at the IJC has prevented any substantive response to the serious threats posed by high lake levels, and I’ve urged the Senate to take action on these nominees.  I am hopeful that, while this process took much longer than required, the concerns of Lake Ontario residents, property owners, businesses, and municipalities will finally begin to be addressed.”

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