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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 5, 1996
                       PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES 
                      AS CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR OF 

President Clinton today announced the designation of Marcia E. Miller of Indianapolis, Indiana, as Chair of the International Trade Commission and Lynn Munroe Bragg of Chevy Chase, Maryland, as Vice-Chair of the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Marcia Miller was previously the Minority Chief International Trade Counsellor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance where her responsibilities covered U.S. trade and tariff laws and reciprocal trade agreements. She has extensive experience and expertise in the international trade arena. Ms. Miller was with the Committee from 1987 to 1996 and participated in the formulation of such major trade legislation as the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, and the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act. Prior to joining the Finance Committee, she was an international economic specialist at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and the assistant director of international trade at the American Textile Manufacturer's Institute. Ms. Miller received her B.A. in international studies and political science from Miami University (Ohio) and her M.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Lynn Munroe Bragg was previously the director of governmental affairs for fossil fuels/ industry structure policy at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association representing U.S. investor-owned electric utilities. At EEI, her primary responsibilities included maintaining legislative contact with members and staff of the House and Senate and federal agencies, and coordinating policy on critical industry issues with member companies. During consideration of the 1992 Energy Policy Act, she organized and managed a four-member trade association coalition to promote continued availability of the largest source of U.S. renewable energy. Previously, she was a trade/tax/energy legislative assistant, speech writer, and legislative director in the Office of U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming. Ms. Bragg received her B.A. in English, with Final Honors, from Mary Washington College and received her M.S. in Public Relations from Boston University.

The International Trade Commission is an independent, bipartisan, quasi-judiciary agency that serves as an impartial fact-finding and analytic body providing objective and independent analyses of a wide range of international trade issues. The ITC is responsible for administering U.S. trade law remedies and makes recommendations to the President about such issues as imposing import quotas or tariffs.