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NEWS RELEASE 98-046; JUNE 17, 1998 June 17, 1998
News Release 98-046

BRAGG NAMED CHAIRMAN OF U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

President Clinton has designated Lynn M. Bragg, a Republican of Maryland, as Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for the term June 17, 1998, through June 16, 2000.

Bragg has served as a Commissioner since March 31, 1994. She served as Vice Chairman of the ITC from August 5, 1996, through June 16, 1998. Bragg was appointed to the ITC by President Clinton for the term that will expire on June 16, 2002.

Prior to her appointment, Bragg served in a senior management position with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association representing the investor-owned electric utility industry. From 1981 to 1991, Bragg served on the staff of former Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-WY). In that position, she worked extensively on energy, tax, and trade issues as the legislative director and a legislative assistant. Before joining Senator Wallop's staff, Bragg held several positions in the corporate affairs department of the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) in Washington, DC.

Bragg holds a master's degree from Boston University and a bachelor's degree with final honors from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. Bragg is married, has three children, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

The ITC is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. Commissioners are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for nine-year terms, unless they are appointed to fill unexpired terms. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are designated by the President for two-year terms.

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