THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SCOTT S. FLEMING AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE OFFICE OF LEGISLATION AND CONGRESSIONAL AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Scott S. Fleming to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the Department of Education.
Mr. Scott S. Fleming, of Falls Church, Virginia, is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education. Mr. Fleming began serving the Department of Education in 1995, as the Director of Congressional Affairs, where he coordinated an outreach strategy designed to engage Congressional offices in wide ranging educational activities. Prior to 1995, Mr. Fleming spent many years on Capitol Hill. He served as Chief of Staff to Representative Nita Lowey of New York from 1989-1995, as Legislative Assistant, Legislative Staff Director, and Administrative Assistant to then-Representative Dan Glickman of Kansas from 1977-1988, and as Staff Assistant to then-Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri from 1972-1975.
Mr. Fleming received a B.S. degree from Georgetown University and an M.P.A. from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
The Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the Department of Education serves as liaison to Congress and coordinates the Department's legislative efforts. The position of Assistant Secretary is appointed by the President upon the advice and consent of the Senate.