Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Monday that he will support President Donald Trump's nominees to fill seats on the International Joint Commission, a bi-national panel responsible for managing Lake Ontario water levels.
Schumer, D-N.Y., issued a statement detailing his decision to back Jane Corwin, Rob Sisson and Lance Yohe. The trio was nominated by Trump in 2018 to serve on the six-member commission, but the Senate didn't vote on their nominations.
Trump renominated them earlier this year. Corwin, a former New York state assemblymember, would serve as the U.S. section chair if she is confirmed by the Senate.
After the flooding that occurred in 2017, Schumer explained that it's important to have a "fully-staffed and fully-functioning International Joint Commission." He is referring to the floods along the Lake Ontario shoreline that caused millions in damages and led to Trump issuing a major disaster declaration.