THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Chicago, Illinois) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 3, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MICHAEL J. FRAZIER AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Michael J. Frazier to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the Department of Transportation (DOT).
Mr. Michael J. Frazier, of Bethesda, Maryland, has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at DOT since June 1998. The principle duty of the Deputy Assistant Secretary is to serve in concert with the Assistant Secretary sharing in the direction of Governmental Affairs. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Frazier served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this capacity, he was a liaison to all State and local elected officials on behalf of the Department of Commerce. In 1994, he was a consultant for the Department of Commerce. In 1993, Mr. Frazier was Chief of Staff to former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL). From 1985 to 1993, he was legislative assistant to Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA). Mr. Frazier received his B.A. from Central Connecticut State College.
The Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs supervises and coordinates all legislative and non-legislative relationships between DOT and Congress. The position maintains a liaison with regional departmental officials, State and local elected officials on transportation matters. This liaison ensures a continuing Departmental program for effective communication and coordination with other Federal agencies, State and local governments and national organizations for the development and promotion of DOT programs.