Former Capitol Hill aides jump to energy groups

By Nico Portuondo | 04/19/2024 06:40 AM EDT

The staffers have joined ClearPath and the American Council on Renewable Energy.

U.S. Capitol.

A view of the Capitol building in March. Two former congressional staffers are joining prominent energy advocacy groups. Francis Chung/POLTICO

Two former congressional aides are taking up prominent positions at groups focused on influencing federal policy for renewable and conventional energy.

Sam Hattrup, who was legislative director for former senior Energy and Commerce Republican Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio, joined the conservative ClearPath as government affairs director Thursday. Johnson left Congress in January.

“Sam drove a lot of the policies for technologies that ClearPath supports from American nuclear competitiveness to [liquefied natural gas] exports, and we’re excited to have him on the team,” said Chris Tomassi, the group’s head of government affairs.


Hattrup — who also worked for Rob Portman when the Ohio Republican was in the Senate — will help educate lawmakers working to reduce emissions while bringing down energy costs, ClearPath said.