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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 1, 1997
                               AS MEMBER OF THE 

The President today announced his intent to nominate Dale Cabaniss to serve as Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

Dale Cabaniss, of Alexandria, Virginia, is a Professional Staff Member for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor and Health and Human Services where she is the principal legal advisor to the chairman, Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska. Ms. Cabaniss is also responsible for appropriations work of the accounts for the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the National Mediation Board and other related agencies. She has also served as the Chief Counsel for the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Post Office and Civil Service. While serving as Chief Counsel, she drafted the Governmental Affairs Committee's section of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1995 and worked to secure the passage of legislation to improve the Thrift Savings Plan component of the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition, she worked for Senator Frank Murkowski of Alaska as his Legislative Director, Legislative Assistant, and Legislative Staff Assistant. Ms. Cabaniss received a B.A. from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is responsible for enforcing the Federal Labor-Management Relations Statute, the law governing the relationship between agencies and unions in the federal government. FLRA protects the right of a Federal Government employee to organize, bargain collectively, and participate through labor organizations of their own choosing in decisions that affect them.