Mr. Fazio is a former Democratic congressman who represented the state of California between
1979 and 1999. Congressman Fazio served on the Budget and Appropriations Committees,
among others, and was an active member of the Democratic leadership, rising to
chairman of the Democratic Caucus in 1994. Currently, Mr. Fazio is a senior advisor at the
law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.