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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 23, 1994

Statement by the President

I applaud Attorney General Reno's choice of Jamie Gorelick to be the next Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice.

She has ably served my administration with great distinction as General Counsel of the Department of Defense and I am confident Jamie will continue to bring her sharp legal mind, penetrating analysis, and tremendous management capabilities to her newest assignment.

I look forward to working closely with Attorney General Reno and Jamie Gorelick in fighting for passage of a tough, smart crime bill, and to give the American people a Justice Department that is innovative in its approaches and solutions for crime reduction and law enforcement.