John B. Shadegg, a former US congressman, is a partner in Steptoe's Washington and Phoenix offices. Mr. Shadegg was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1994 and served eight terms before retiring from Congress in 2010. He currently practices in Steptoe’s Government Affairs & Public Policy Group.
Mr. Shadegg consults on matters related to energy, healthcare and healthcare reform, as well as telecommunications. He also focuses on a variety of issues in state and federal trial and appellate courts, in state legislatures and Congress, and before regulatory agencies.
During his 16 years in Congress, Mr. Shadegg served on the Energy and Commerce Committee and a variety of its subcommittees, including Energy and Power, Environment, Health, and Telecom. Mr. Shadegg was also named to the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. In addition, he served on the Budget, Financial Services, Natural Resources, and Government Reform committees and the Select Committee on Homeland Security. Mr. Shadegg was an advocate for American-made energy, and his efforts to promote hydroelectricity spilled over into his fight to save and preserve Lake Powell located in Northern Arizona. As a member of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, Mr. Shadegg led a delegation of House members to ANWR in August 2008. He also accompanied then-Speaker Dennis Hastert on a tour of nuclear generating facilities in Japan in 2009.