Hoeven: Lance Yohe Nomination for IJC Approved by Committee, Moves to Full Senate for Consideration

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the nomination of Lance Yohe to serve on the International Joint Commission (IJC) – U.S. Section. His nomination now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

“Water rights are central to our quality of life and economy, especially in western states like North Dakota,” said Hoeven. “Lance Yohe is uniquely qualified to serve on the IJC and will help ensure our state and nation are adequately represented. We welcome his approval by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and we will work to ensure he is confirmed by the full Senate as soon as possible.”

The IJC is responsible for preventing and resolving disputes over cross-border water rights between the U.S. and Canada. Hoeven previously wrote to the White House to advance Yohe’s application, stressing his long service in water management and the need for a representative experienced in western states’ water rights.