THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM CLYBURN JR. AS A MEMBER OF THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
The President today announced the recess appointment of William Clyburn, Jr. as a Member of the Surface Transportation Board. Mr. Clyburn was nominated on September 2, 1997. The President intends to resubmit his nomination when the 106th Congress convenes.
Mr. William Clyburn, Jr., of South Carolina, is the Commerce Counsel to Senator Chuck Robb (D-VA). In this capacity, his primary responsibilities include advising Senator Robb on policy implications of federal legislative initiatives involving transportation issues such as railroad mergers, labor concerns, appropriations for intermodal facilities, and intelligent transportation systems. Prior to joining Senator Robb, Mr. Clyburn served as Staff Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation from 1993 to 1995. From 1992 to 1993, he served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Rodney A. Peeples, 2nd Circuit Court in South Carolina.
Mr. Clyburn received a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB), a bi-partisan board, was created in 1995 as the successor to the former Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) with curtailed regulatory powers focused primarily on the railroad industry. The Board consists of three members and currently has two vacancies. It is imperative that the STB have a quorum to decide many important issues in the immediate future. Without another member the STB is greatly hindered in fulfilling its mission.