New York (Feb. 4, 2003) - Rep. Michael Oxley, co-author of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley accounting reform act, said he's pleased with the way his vision is being carried out and is confident that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the SEC will dutifully carry out the law's mandates.

Speaking at Pace University's Lubin Leaders Forum, "Financial Integrity & Investor Confidence: Finding the Road Back," the Ohio Republican recalled how in the wake of Enron and WorldCom, President Bush basically ordered Congress to bring an accounting reform and corporate governance bill to him to sign before the August 2002 recess.

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