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PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES INTENT TO NOMINATE ROBERT E. FABRICANT TO BE EPA GENERAL COUNSEL
Release Date: 02/22/2001
FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 2001
PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES INTENT TO NOMINATE
ROBERT E. FABRICANT TO BE EPA GENERAL COUNSEL
President Bush has announced his intention to nominate Robert E. Fabricant, a native of New Jersey, to be the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Office of General Counsel provides legal service to all Agency programs and activities including opinions, counsel and litigation support and serves as legal advisor in the formulation and administration of the Agency’s policies and programs. The position of General Counsel is subject to U.S. Senate confirmation.
Fabricant, 37, was Chief Counsel to then-New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman from 2000 to 2001 and Deputy Chief Counsel from 1998 to 2000. He previously served in the Chief Counsel’s office as Assistant Counsel from 1994 to 1996. During all of these appointments he was one of the principal advisors to the Governor on environmental issues. He was in private practice in Trenton, N.J. from 1996 to 1998.
Fabricant is an alumnus of Drew University, Madison, N.J. and Catholic University Columbus School of Law. He is a member of the bar in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia.
Fabricant resides in Summit, N.J. with his wife and three children.
The White House announcement is attached.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 21, 2001
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate six
individuals to serve in his administration.
The President intends to nominate Andrew Natsios to be Administrator of the
United States Agency for International Development. He is presently the
Chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. Before his appointment to
the Turnpike Authority, he served as Secretary of Administration and Finance
for the State of Massachusetts and was Director of the Office of Foreign
Disaster Assistance at U.S.A.I.D. from 1989 to 1991. He represented the town of Holliston in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987 and is a 22-year veteran of the Army Reserves. He is a graduate of
Georgetown University and received a Master's in Public Administration from
The President intends to nominate Maria Cino to be Assistant Secretary of
Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial
Service. She is presently Deputy Chairman for political operations for Victory
2000 at the Republican National Committee. In the past she has served as
National Political Director for the Bush for President Campaign and worked as
a Government Affairs Consultant with the law firm of Wiley, Rein and
Fielding. She spent four years as the Executive Director of the National
Republican Congressional Committee and also served as Chief of Staff for
former Congressman Bill Paxon. A native of Buffalo, New York, she received
her bachelor's degree from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.
The President intends to nominate Brenda L. Becker to be Assistant Secretary
of Commerce for Legislative Affairs. She is presently the Vice President of
Congressional Communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield Associates and has
held a variety of positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield Associates in the
past. Originally from Michigan, she is a graduate of Michigan State University
and received her M.B.A. from Central Michigan University.
The President intends to nominate Daivd Aufhauser to be General Counsel for
the Department of the Treasury. He is currently a partner with the law firm of
Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor's degree
from Wesleyan University, his M.B.A from Harvard Business School and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
The President intends to nominate Robert E. Fabricant to be Assistant
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (General Counsel). In the past he has served as Chief Counsel to then-Governor Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey as well as in a variety of positions within the Office of Counsel to Governor Whitman before being named Chief Counsel. A native of New Jersey, Mr. Fabricant received his bachelor's degree from Drew University and his law degree from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.
The President intends to nominate John Robert Bolton to be Undersecretary of
State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs. He is currently
Senior Vice President for Public Policy Research at the American Enterprise
Institute and has previously served in several positions within the Department of
State, the Department of Justice and at the U.S. Agency for International
Development during the Reagan and Bush administrations. Most recently he
served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. A
native of Maryland, he received both his bachelor's and law degrees from Yale
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