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’s most recent Capitol Hill experience was 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, as well as work on comprehensive energy legislation, energy-related provisions of the 2002 Farm bill, authorizing legislation for the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and providing counsel on a broad range of environmental, energy and science issues of interest to Committee Chairman Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-NY), a leader of the House Republican moderates.
Gabe previously served as Counsel to Republican Members of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee (renamed the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in 1994). 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 served as a lead Republican counsel to the subcommittee during the last major reauthorizations of the Clean Water Act (1987) the Superfund hazardous waste cleanup program (1986) four major Army Corps of Engineers authorization bills (1986, 1988, 1990 and 1992), the Energy Policy Act (1992), the Oil Pollution Act (1990), the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (1988), as well as issues related to the Tennessee Valley Authority and the National Dam Safety Program.
Gabe also served in several capacities at the headquarters of the Corps of Engineers. During his tenure as the Assistant Counsel for Legislation in the Office of the Chief Counsel, he managed all legislative proposals of the Corps and Department of the Army relating to the agency’s civil works program. Previously, he served in the Directorate of Real Estate, where he was responsible for drafting legislation and assisting with administrative appeals relating to the Corps’ real estate responsibilities.
Gabe also previously 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 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. Gabe resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife, Daphne, and has three grown sons.