Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement Thursday regarding the Senate confirmation of Jane Corwin to serve as the next U.S. chair of the International Joint Commission:
"President Trump could not have made a better choice than Jane L. Corwin to be the next U.S. chair of the IJC. Thanks to his leadership, we now have a voice for Lake Erie and Lake Ontario shoreline residents. Jane’s experience as an Assemblywoman for the Ontario Lakeshore properties and her understanding of the issues with Plan 2014 will make her an exceptional leader of the commission. I know Jane, as well as Commissioners Robert Sission and Lance Yohe, will protect the homeowners and small businesses along our shorelines."
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt said, "The confirmations of the new IJC commissioners by the U.S. Senate is welcome news as water levels in Lake Ontario continue to rise at an alarming rate. We have seen the damage that can be created by flooding on Lake Ontario’s shores if changes are not made to Plan 2014. It is my hope that the commissioners from both the United States and Canada can come to an agreement that modifies Plan 2014 and stems the disastrous rise in Lake Ontario’s water levels.”