Energy & Environment, Tax, Transportation
Gabe leads the firm’s energy and environment practice and also assists on client work related to infrastructure and agriculture. His clients have included commercial clients in utilities, oil and gas, chemicals, and automotive as well as trade associations and state and local governments.
- Led a coalition of interests seeking authorization and funding for a voluntary Clean Air Act program that has provided more than 500M in funding for diesel retrofits projects
- Successfully assisted clients in connections with a rail safety rulemaking
- Helped advance legislation to secure Congressional authorization of the Keystone XL oil pipeline
- Thorough understanding of the legislative process and how to get things done in Congress
- Experience drafting legislative language, testimony, letters to Members of Congress and agency officials;
- Identifying key decision-makers and which messages will be most successful in motivating them to act on a client’s behalf
- Adept at securing the support of Members of Congress through personal meetings, correspondence and other forms of constituent interest.
- Environmental Counsel to House Science and Technology Committee
- Staff Director, Energy Subcommittee, House Science and Technology Committee
- Republican Counsel, Water Resources, House Public Works and Transportation (now House Transportation and Infrastructure
- Assistant Counsel for Legislation, US Army Corps of Engineers Chief Counsel’s Office
- Senior Vice President for large DC government relations firm
- (BA with distinction)- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- (Masters of Law in Environmental Law LL.M.)-George Washington University, Washington, DC
- (J.D.), Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Did You Know?
- Gabe was born in Hungary and emigrated to the U.S. as a refugee during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and is now Chairman of the Board of a national Hungarian-American non-profit foundation.
Gabe Rozsa is a Managing Director at Prime Policy Group who specializes in energy, environment and infrastructure issues.
Gabe previously served as Environmental Counsel on the Republican staff of the House Science Committee and Staff Director of its Energy Subcommittee. In those roles, he assisted members of the Committee with the planning, preparation and staffing of hearings relating to a variety of energy and environmental issues, and providing counsel to Committee Chairman Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-NY), a leader of the House Republican moderates.
Earlier in his career on Capitol Hill, he served as Counsel to Republican Members of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee (subsequently renamed the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee). In that capacity, he advised Members on a variety of water related issues tied to Federal environmental and resource development programs. During his more than nine years with the Committee, he exercised legislative responsibility on the Republican staff during the last major reauthorizations of the Clean Water Act, the Superfund hazardous waste cleanup program, four major Army Corps of Engineers authorization bills, as well as other issues related to the Committee’s jurisdiction.
In between those two congressional positions, Gabe served as a Senior Vice President to one of the largest Washington government relations firms. There, he provided a full spectrum of services, from providing comprehensive Washington representation on legislative and regulatory issues of importance to a variety of public and private sector clients. He started his career with the Army Corps of Engineers, where he served in several capacities as an attorney at the Corps’ headquarters, including as the Assistant Counsel for Legislation in the Office of the Chief Counsel, and in the Directorate of Real Estate, in the areas of legislation, congressional affairs and administrative appeals.
Gabe holds a Masters of Law in environmental law from the George Washington University, a Juris Doctorate from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. He has taught as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. He is a native of Hungary, having immigrated to the United States during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and he is active in the Hungarian-American community, serving on the boards of two prominent national organizations, including previously as Chairman of the Board of the Kossuth Foundation. Gabe resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife, Daphne, and has three grown sons.