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February 28, 1990 (Phone: 202/453-8400) RELEASE: 90-33 MARTY KRESS TO HEAD NEWLY ORGANIZED LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS OFFICE

NASA Administrator Richard H. Truly today announced the establishment, effective March 18, 1990, of the Office of Legislative Affairs and the appointment of Martin P. Kress as the Acting Assistant Administrator for Legislative Affairs. The newly named office will report directly to the NASA Administrator and be responsible for legislative matters and the coordination of budgetary and policy matters with Congress. "The elevation of this organization reflects the significance of its work and the importance of maintaining excellent communications with Capitol Hill," Truly said. "Marty Kress brings to this job both a wealth of direct experience in congressional affairs and a solid knowledge of the civil space program. He will be a real asset to NASA, and I'm delighted that he will be joining us." Kress is currently a senior professional staff member of the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space, a position he has held since 1984. His 11 years of Senate staff experience also include assignments with the Subcommittee on Business, Trade and Tourism and the Committee on the Budget. Earlier, Kress worked as a staffer for the Massachusetts League of Cities and Towns and for the Massachusetts Office of Federal-State

Relations. Kress received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1970, and a master's degree in public admini-stration from Northeastern University in 1974. He also has done work toward a Ph.D. at Georgetown University. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and now lives in Vienna, Va. - end TO: MDS/PRA Group 1615 L Street, N.W. - Suite 100 Washington, D.C. 20036 DATE & TIME: FEBRUARY 28, 1990 ORDERED BY: Edward Campion NASA Headquarters/LMD 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20546 PHONE: 202/453-8400 PROJECT TITLE: Release No: 90-33 PRINT ORDER: 2219 PRINTING: Camera Ready, lst pg on NASA logo, other pages plain ENCLOSE & MAIL: Release of 1 page MAIL DATE: MARCH 1, 1990 EXTRA COPIES: Deliver specified quanities to locations below:

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