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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 25, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JONATHAN TALISMAN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR TAX
The President today announced his intent to nominate Jonathan Talisman
as Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the Department of Treasury.
Jonathan Talisman, of Bethesda, Maryland is currently the Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy. Prior to his work with the Department
of Treasury, Mr. Talisman served as Minority Chief Tax Counsel to the
Senate Finance Committee and as Legislative Counsel to the Joint Committee
on Taxation. Mr. Talisman was also a tax associate with Akin, Gump,
Strauss, Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C. from 1984 to 1992.
Mr. Talisman received a B.S. and a J.D. degree from the University of
The Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy assists the Secretary in
developing and implementing tax policies and programs and provides the
official estimates of all Government receipts for the President?s budget.
The Assistant Secretary establishes policy reflected in Internal Revenue
Service regulations and rulings, which implement and administer the
Internal Revenue Code; and provides economic and legal policy analysis for
domestic and international tax policy decisions.
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