October 02,2000

Subcommittee Hearing on Trade Policy

Governor Jesse Ventura to Testify

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) today announced that the Subcommittee on International Trade of the Finance Committee, under the chairmanship of Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-IA), will meet on Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 11:00 a.m., in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, to hear testimony regarding trade policy challenges in 2001.

The following witnesses are scheduled to appear before the Subcommittee:

I. A panel consisting of:

The Honorable Jesse Ventura, Governor from Minnesota

II. A panel consisting of:

Robert Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, New York, NY

Jeff Lang, Former Deputy United States Trade Representative, Washington, DC

Craig Thorn, Senior Agricultural Policy Advisor, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP, Washington, DC

III. A panel consisting of:

Tom Buffenbarger, President, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Upper Marlboro, MD

Brent Blackwelder, President, Friends of the Earth, Washington, DC