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NEWS RELEASE 98-047; JUNE 17, 1998 June 17, 1998
News Release 98-047


President Clinton has designated Marcia E. Miller, a Democrat of Indiana, as Vice Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for the term June 17, 1998, through June 16, 2000.

Miller served as Chairman of the ITC from August 5, 1996, through June 16, 1998. She was appointed to the ITC by President Clinton for the term that will expire on December 16, 2003.

Prior to her appointment, Miller was the Minority Chief International Trade Counselor with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. The Committee has jurisdiction over U.S. foreign trade policy, customs and import matters, and the budgets of several related agencies, as well as tax and other fiscal matters. Miller was named Chief International Trade Counselor to the Finance Committee by then-Chairman Daniel Patrick Moynihan in February 1993 following six years of service as a professional staff member with the Committee.

Earlier in her career, Miller was an international economist with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering. Prior to that, she handled international trade issues for the American Textile Manufacturers Institute.

Miller holds a master of arts degree from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor of arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is married, has one son, and resides in McLean, VA.

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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