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WAKEFIELD, DAVIS, EASTON, BROWN,

AND SNYDER NOMINATIONS

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NOMINATIONS OF STEPHEN WAKEFIELD TO BE GENERAL COUNSEL;
JON MICHAEL DAVIS TO BE ASSISTANT SECRETARY, CONSERVATION
AND RENEWABLE ENERGY; JOHN J. EASTON, JR. TO BE ASSISTANT
SECRETARY, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND ENERGY EMERGENCIES;
JACQUELINE KNOX BROWN TO BE ASSISTANT SECRETARY, CONGRES-
SIONAL, INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT
OF ENERGY; AND HARRY M. SNYDER TO BE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF
SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT
OF THE INTERIOR

JULY 18, 1989

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COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

J. BENNETT JOHNSTON, Louisiana, Chairman DALE BUMPERS, Arkansas

JAMES A. McCLURE, Idaho WENDELL H. FORD, Kentucky

MARK O. HATFIELD, Oregon HOWARD M. METZENBAUM, Ohio

PETE V. DOMENICI, New Mexico BILL BRADLEY, New Jersey

MALCOLM WALLOP, Wyoming JEFF BINGAMAN, New Mexico

FRANK H. MURKOWSKI, Alaska TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, Colorado

DON NICKLES, Oklahoma KENT CONRAD, North Dakota

CONRAD BURNS, Montana HOWELL T. HEFLIN, Alabama

JAKE GARN, Utah JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, West Virginia MITCH MCCONNELL, Kentucky

DARYL H. OWEN, Staff Director

D. MICHAEL HARVEY, Chief Counsel
FRANK M. CUSHING, Staff Director for the Minority
GARY G. ELLSWORTH, Chief Counsel for the Minority

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WAKEFIELD, DAVIS, EASTON, BROWN, AND

SNYDER NOMINATIONS

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1989

U.S. SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES,

Washington, DC. The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:40 a.m., in room SD366, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon. J. Bennett Johnston, chairman, presiding. OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. J. BENNETT JOHNSTON, U.S.

SENATOR FROM LOUISIANA The CHAIRMAN. The hearing will come to order. This is a hearing on President Bush's nominations of Stephen A. Wakefield to be General Counsel, Department of Energy, J. Michael Davis to be Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy of the Department of Energy, John J. Easton, Jr. to be Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Energy Emergencies of the Department of Energy, Jacqueline Knox Brown to be Assistant Secretary for Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs of DOE, and Harry M. Snyder to be Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement of the Department of the Interior.

Without objection, your written testimony and the committee questionnaire and the financial disclosure statements will be submitted for the record and in the meantime we have quite an accumulation of Senate power here, which we will hear from immediately, beginning with the distinguished Senator from Texas, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Lloyd Bentsen. STATEMENT OF HON. LLOYD BENTSEN, U.S. SENATOR FROM

TEXAS
Senator BENTSEN. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman.

It is a pleasure for me to be before this Committee again and this time to introduce Stephen Wakefield, who is the nominee of President Bush to be the General Counsel for the Department of Energy

It brings back some memories to me. I was before the Committee introducing Mr. Wakefield 16 years ago, and he did a very excellent job at that time. He comes back even wiser and more experienced, and as a senior partner in Baker & Botts, which is an outstanding law firm in Houston. He chairs the energy section of that very major law firm both in Houston and in Washington and

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