July 27,2000

Committee Favorably Reports Treasury and Commerce Nominees

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Finance Committee today voted to favorably reported out the following nominations:

Robert S. LaRussa to be Under Secretary for International Trade, Department of Commerce;

Jonathan Talisman, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, Department of the Treasury;

Ruth M. Thomas to be Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of the Treasury; and,

Lisa G. Ross to be Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer, Department of the Treasury.

It is now up to the full Senate to approve the nominations. A vote has not yet been scheduled.