THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EILEEN B. CLAUSSEN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR OCEANS, ENVIRONMENT
& INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS
President Clinton has appointed Eileen B. Claussen of Washington, D.C. as the Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. Ms. Claussen will serve as a recess appointee. Ms. Claussen was nominated on July 17, 1995 and her nomination is pending before the Senate.
Ms. Claussen is the former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Environmental Affairs on the National Security Council. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Claussen was Director of the Office of Atmospheric Programs for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and as Director of the Office of Solid Waste Characterization and Assessment Division.
The Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment, and International Scientific Affairs advises the Secretary on the Bureau's functional responsibilities. Additionally, the Assistant Secretary provides policy guidance to U.S. oceanic, environmental, scientific, fisheries, wildlife, and technological communities on matters affecting foreign policy issues. The Assistant Secretary also represents the Department in international negotiations in their areas of responsibility. This recess appointment will enable the continuance of the policy guidance and negotiations for programs impacting foreign policy and U.S. environmental activities