Congressional and Public Affairs
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
As vice president of the U.S. Chamber’s Congressional and Public Affairs Division, Ron Eidshaug serves as chief of staff and helps oversee a team of 15 full-time Capitol Hill lobbyists. He is also the Chamber’s chief lobbyist on environmental and energy issues.
Eidshaug joined the Chamber in 1999 and spent two years working on energy and environmental policy issues in the Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs Division. He joined Congressional and Public Affairs in 2001, where he works on a broad range of legislation. This includes advocating for comprehensive energy policy bills to enhance domestic energy production, improving the nation’s aging energy infrastructure, and expanding energy conservation and renewable energy resources in Congress.
In addition, Eidshaug lobbies on climate change, air and water quality, and regulatory reform. From 1995 to 1999, Eidshaug was senior policy analyst on the environmental policy team with the New York State Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform. GORR was created by Gov. George E. Pataki (R-NY) to eliminate red tape and bureaucracy and to increase economic growth in the Empire State.
Eidshaug has both a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Albany, and he served as a legislative fellow with the New York State Senate. He resides in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife, Pam, and their son, Evan.