Statement on the Appointment of Steven B. Harris

Steve is a perfect choice for the PCAOB Board. He brings institutional memory second to none as a result of the major role he played in crafting Sarbanes-Oxley. On a personal level, during the years Steve was on Senator Sarbanes' staff, I found him knowledgeable, fair-minded, and focused on protecting investors -- which is of course the principal objective of Sarbanes-Oxley.