|November 5, 2008
Assistant Secretary for Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs Kristine A. Iverson
Kristine A. Iverson was nominated by President George W. Bush to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs on April 5, 2001, and was confirmed by the Senate the following day.
She served 26 years on Capitol Hill, including 24 years with Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT). During her tenure with Senator Hatch, she was Employment Policy Director and Minority Staff Director of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee (now known as the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions). She also served as Senator Hatch's Legislative Director. During the 106th Congress, she was a John C. Stennis Congressional Fellow. She has played an active role in many labor and employment issues, including the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, and various proposals to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act and National Labor Relations Act.
She is the author of "The Government's Role in Regulating Home Employment," which appears in The New Era of Home-Based Work: Directions and Policies (Westview, 1988; Kathleen Christensen, ed.) and "Job Training in a Political Economy," a paper presented at a meeting of the Eastern Economic Association. She has given numerous presentations on both employment policy and the legislative process and has lectured on "Basic Economic Principles for Nursing Administrators" at the George Mason University Graduate School of Nursing.
Iverson holds a B.A. in political science from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, which awarded her its "Young Alumni Award" in 1993, and where she has served as a member of the Alumni Board of Directors and the Board of Visitors. She also holds an M.A. in economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
A native of Illinois, she is an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and enjoys music, gardening, and golf.