Randel K. Johnson joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on December 1, 1997. As senior vice president, he is primarily responsible for labor, immigration, and employee benefits issues pending before Congress and the federal agencies. Prior to joining the Chamber, Mr. Johnson was the Republican Labor Coordinater for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce from 1991 until late 1997. He also served as Republican Labor Counsel for the Committee from December 1988 until November 1991. His prior experience includes six years as an attorney with the U. S. Department of Labor and three years as a lobbyist with the National Association of Manufacturers. Mr. Johnson graduated from the University Of Maryland School Of Law in 1979 and received his Master of Laws in Labor Relations from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.