January 22,1999


Thursday's hearing will now begin at 9:15 am

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE), today released the witness lists for the Committee's previously announced hearings on trade policy in the era of globalization.

On Tuesday, January 26th, and Wednesday, January 27th, the Committee will meet in room 215 Dirksen, beginning at 10 am. On Thursday, January 28th, the Committee will begin to hear testimony at 9:15 am, not 10am as previously announced.

The schedule of hearings is as follows:

January 26th
Administration witnesses will discuss the Administration's trade negotiating agenda, international economic agenda generally and its export promotion programs. Testimony will also be solicited on the trade adjustment assistance program and on the administration of unfair trade laws.

A panel consisting of:
The Honorable Charlene Barshefsky, United States Trade Representative
The Honorable William M. Daley, Secretary of Commerce
The Honorable Robert E. Rubin, Secretary of the Treasury
The Honorable Lawrence H. Summers, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

January 27th
A broad range of private sector witnesses -- including representatives from the agricultural, service and manufacturing sectors -- will discuss specific issues of concern and how they relate to the US trade agenda. A second panel of witnesses will discuss specific issues facing the US steel industry during the global financial crisis.

Panel I
Mr. Gary G. Benanav, Chairman and CEO, New York Life International
Mr. Dean Kleckner, President, American Farm Bureau Federation
Mr. Franklin D. Raines, Chairman and CEO, Fannie Mae

Panel II
Mr. George Becker, President, United Steelworkers Union
Mr. Peter Kelly, President and CEO-elect, LTV Steel Co.
Mr. Richard K. Riederer, President and CEO, Weirton Steel Corp.

January 28th
Witnesses will testify on their international agendas in the areas of labor and environmental standards and the nexus of these issues to the US trade policy. Testimony will be received from the Administration and from representatives of labor unions, environmental groups and the private sector.

Panel I
The Honorable Tom Harkin, U.S. Senator, State of Iowa

Panel II
The Honorable Alexis Herman, Secretary of Labor
The Honorable Carol M. Browner, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

Panel III
Mr. Abraham Katz, President, U.S. Council for International Business
Mr. John Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO
Mr. Mark Van Putten, President, National Wildlife Federation