Director of Federal Relations
- Labor issues
Steven M. Bloom joined the American Council on Education from the Independent Sector, where he served as senior lobbyist and director of government relations. As director of federal relations at ACE, Bloom’s primary focus is on tax issues, endowments, health care reform, immigration and labor and employment, and tax exempt oversight. In the fall of 2002, he served as counsel to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the Labor Policy Office of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). He also worked at the United Jewish Communities as senior legislative associate. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Bloom was a practicing attorney for 10 years in Boston focusing on litigation including employment law, federal civil rights, torts and commercial disputes. He also clerked for the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Before attending law school, he served as a fellow of the Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association in India. Bloom graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1983 and the Northeastern University School of Law in Massachusetts in 1992.