In late September, Rob Green returned to the House Education and Workforce Committee as its new Workforce Policy Director, taking over from the longtime GOP workforce policy veteran, Ed Gilroy, who recently retired.
Green returns to the Committee after more than fifteen years in business advocacy working for the National Council of Chain Restaurants, the National Retail Federation, and the National Restaurant Association. Prior to doing that, he had served on the workforce policy staff and and staffer for several Members of Congress.
The McKeon Group’s Jeff Andrade caught up with Mr. Green, who’s already hit the ground running in putting forward initiatives to help American workers succeed.
What’s your favorite thing about working on the Hill?
Working for an innovative and tireless Committee Chair, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) who assumed her leadership role in January 2017.
What’s your least favorite thing about working on the Hill?
I’ve only been on the job a month, but so far so good.
What do you like to do when you are not working?
Golf is one of my favorite pastimes, but my new responsibilities appear to be inconsistent with my interest in this area.
What’s your proudest accomplishment?
I’ve been able to enjoy what I do over the entirety of my career to date, in both the public sector and the private sector.
Look into our crystal ball for a moment. Your new boss, Chairwoman Virginia Foxx, has not been shy about her views on the Obama era labor policies. What major workforce policy initiatives can we expect to see being put forward in the Committee for the remainder of this Congress?
It’s very tough to predict specific outcomes on Capitol Hill, but you can be sure that the Committee’s legislative and oversight agenda will reflect Chairwoman Foxx’s commitment to free-enterprise, government accountability and conservative values.