THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New York, New York)
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SENATOR JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR. AND SENATOR ROD GRAMS AS U.S. REPRESENTATIVES TO THE FIFTY-FIFTH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
The President today announced the nomination of Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Senator Rod Grams as U.S. Representatives to the 55th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., of New Castle County, Delaware, has served in the United States Senate since January 1973. Now the senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Judiciary Committee, he has earned national and international recognition as a policy innovator, effective legislator and party spokesman on issues ranging from international relations and arms control to crime prevention and drug control.
Senator Rod Grams, of Princeton, Minnesota, has served in the United States Senate since January 1995. In the 106th Congress, Grams serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Operations of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Securities of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Senator Grams also serves on the Senate Committee on the Budget, and the Joint Economic Committee.
The function of the United States General Assembly (UNGA) U.S. Representative to consider and discuss any matter within the scope of the Charter of the United Nations and make recommendations to members of the United Nations and other organizations of the United Nations.