The Treasury Department has announced the appointment of two key officials who will be working on issues involving finance, banking, and government-sponsored enterprises.Bob Foster is the new deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs, who will be lobbying Congress on GSE and terror insurance issues. Mr. Foster is a former aide to Rep. Michael Oxley, R-Ohio, and served as chief of staff of the House Financial Services Committee until former Chairman Oxley retired in January. The department also announced that Deputy Assistant Secretary Jeremiah O. Norton will oversee the Office of Financial Institutions Policy, which coordinates policies on legislative and regulatory issues affecting financial institutions. Mr. Norton served on the legislative staff of Rep. Edward Royce, R-Calif., and he previously worked at J.P. Morgan Securities.

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