The Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs offers a broad range of services to a variety of constituencies and stakeholder groups. Dedicated to facilitating the flow of information between the Department and all constituencies, our office provides the following services.
Serving as a central point of contact for interactions on congressional matters, our congressional affairs team offers expertise in coordinating and directing the legislative programs of the Department, as well as the significant relationships between Departmental officials and Members of Congress. Providing counsel, advice, and support to the Secretary of Energy and senior Departmental managers on all congressional initiatives, Congressional Affairs experts also manage the Senate confirmation process for the Department’s Presidential appointments, coordinate the appearances of Departmental witnesses at Congressional hearings, and ensure the efficient and timely notification of Departmental activities to congressional stakeholders.
Intergovernmental and External Affairs
The Intergovernmental and External Affairs team coordinates and directs the intergovernmental and external affairs activities of the Department, serving as the central point of contact for interactions with State, local, territorial and Tribal governments, and stakeholders to accomplish the related goals of the Department. While developing, planning and implementing strategies for engagement with Departmental stakeholders to ensure the exchange of information on initiatives and policies of the Administration, they also maintain an active and viable dialogue with constituencies to ensure that their views are considered as part of the Department's decision-making processes. These experts also provide oversight of the Department’s Indian Policy implementation, and monitor relevant Congressional, State, and Tribal legislative developments which could impact the Department's activities with stakeholders.