Ex-Manchin aide who shaped Biden’s signature energy spending law lands policy role at influential firm

A former senior staffer for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) who helped craft energy provisions in President Joe Biden‘s estimated $1.2 trillion Inflation Reduction Act is now working in an energy policy role at a major lobbying firm, records show.

Through his six-figure salary as a staff member on the Manchin-led Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Peter Stahley advised the lawmaker on “mineral policy, critical minerals and supply chains, and permitting reform,” among other energy policies, and was “responsible for major provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” according to Stahley’s LinkedIn account. Now, Stahley has cashed in on his key congressional experience, scoring a senior vice president role at Cassidy & Associates, where he will work on various energy-related
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