THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARTI THOMAS AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC LIAISON. President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Marti
Thomas as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs and Public Liaison.
Ms. Marti Thomas, of Washington, D.C., has served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs and Public Liaison since March of 2000. From March 1998 to 2000, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs and Public Liaison. Prior to her service at the Department of Treasury, Ms. Thomas was the Executive Floor Assistant, Counsel, and Minority Clerk of the House in the Office of the Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephart.
Ms. Thomas received a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.
The Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs and Public Liaison acts as the Department's liaison and as the Secretary's representative to congressional committees and to Members of Congress. The Assistant Secretary must keep abreast of the legislative goals and activities of the Administration and the Department of Treasury. In addition, this individual oversees the Office of Public Liaison which is responsible for all Treasury contact and interaction with public and private sector constituencies and interest groups.