February 09,2000

Roth Names J.T. Young Deputy Chief of Staff at Finance

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) today announced James T. Young, Ph.D., will become Deputy Chief of Staff for the Senate Finance Committee on February 11, 2000.

Since 1995, Young has served as Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate

Republican Policy Committee, where he worked on issues including the budget,

taxes, Medicare, Social Security, and the economy.

"We are lucky to have J.T. joining the Finance Committee. His solid knowledge of the budget and policy experience will provide Members with the support we need to reduce the tax burden on American families, help make prescription drugs more affordable for our seniors, and open foreign markets to American businesses," Roth stated.

Prior to his work at the Republican Policy Committee, Young was Policy Director at Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole's Better America Foundation, and held several key budget and policy analyst positions in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Young has been published nationwide including in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Investors' Business Daily. He replaces Joan Woodward, who left to become Vice President of Global Investment Research at Goldman Sachs & Co.