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Roger R. Szemraj

Phone: (202) 789-1212
Phone 2: (202) 518-6325
Fax: (202) 234-3550

Roger Szemraj is a principal at OFW Law. Roger has more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill, concentrating on agriculture including: agricultural appropriations; Farm Bills; food assistance programs; international food aid and development programs; food safety issues; trade issues; biofuel opportunities; and research programs. He has served as chief of staff to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur of Ohio (senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, ranking member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, and former member of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee), former Congressman Bob Traxler of Michigan (former chairman of the Veterans, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as former majority ranking member of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee), and former Congressman Jim Barcia of Michigan.

Roger was born in Buffalo, New York. He received his B.S.F.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1975, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1982. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1982


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., J.D., 1982
  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C., B.S. Foreign Service, 1975

Special Agencies

  • Food and Nutrition Service
  • Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Food and Drug Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, John C. Stennis Congressional Staff Fellowship (106th Congress)
    John C. Stennis Center for Public Service, Mississippi State University

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