CRES Expands Government Relations Team

WASHINGTON — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) announced Andrew Morley has joined the organization as Senior Government Relations Manager. Morley, former Director of Energy and Natural Resources for Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.), joins CRES’ Government Relations team to convey actionable energy and climate policy solutions for federal lawmakers that advance CRES’ mission to advance responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge. 

“CRES has witnessed tremendous growth this past year, and I am excited to continue to expand the quality and reach of our government relations team,” said CRES Vice President of Government Relations Shawn Affolter. “Andrew’s wealth of experience working for Rep. Stauber, his legislative expertise in leading Republican energy, critical minerals, and permitting policies, and his trusted Congressional relationships will allow him to hit the ground running to strengthen CRES’ visibility on clean energy issues and enhance our ability to be an effective advocate for meaningful change.”

“CRES is well-known by Republicans on Capitol Hill and around the country as a leading advocate for American energy,” said Morley. “I’m eager to work as part of the CRES team to help Republican lawmakers continue their leadership on energy and environmental policies.”

Morley has more than six years of experience on Capitol Hill, working for various congressional offices. Prior to joining CRES, Morley was a Legislative Assistant and Director of Energy and Natural Resources Policy for Rep. Stauber from 2019 to 2023. His portfolio primarily focused on the Natural Resources Committee where he helped manage the Congressman’s role as the top Republican on the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, focusing on critical minerals, mining, energy, and land management. Morley also worked for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and for former Representative Raúl R. Labrador (R-Idaho). Morley attended St. John’s University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

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