President Clinton Names Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. And Senator Rod Grams as U.S. Representatives to The Fifty-Fifth Session of The United Nations General Assembly
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                           (New York, New York)

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For Immediate Release                                   September 6, 2000


PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SENATOR JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR. AND SENATOR ROD GRAMS
 AS U.S. REPRESENTATIVES TO THE FIFTY-FIFTH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
                             GENERAL ASSEMBLY

     The President today announced the nomination of Senator Joseph R.
Biden, Jr. and Senator Rod Grams as U.S. Representatives to the 55th
Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

     Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., of New Castle County, Delaware, has
served in the United States Senate since January 1973.  Now the senior
Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Judiciary
Committee, he has earned national and international recognition as a policy
innovator, effective legislator and party spokesman on issues ranging from
international relations and arms control to crime prevention and drug
control.

     Senator Rod Grams, of Princeton, Minnesota, has served in the United
States Senate since January 1995.  In the 106th Congress, Grams serves as
Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Operations of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on
Securities of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Senator Grams also serves on the Senate Committee on the Budget, and the
Joint Economic Committee.

     The function of the United States General Assembly (UNGA) U.S.
Representative to consider and discuss any matter within the scope of the
Charter of the United Nations and make recommendations to members of the
United Nations and other organizations of the United Nations.

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