Jeremy Ortiz
Jeremy Ortiz

Jeremy Ortiz, who was deputy press secretary for Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman Joe Manchin, has joined the Dept. of Energy as deputy press secretary in the PA group.

His job is to promote the Biden administration's goal of 100 percent clean electricity by 2035 and a net-zero economy by 2050.

Manchin, D-WV, was a last-minute supporter of Biden's Inflation Reduction Act, which is designed to spur investments in the clean energy sector.

Ortiz developed Manchin's energy communications strategy; created social media content for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; organized events; handled press relations and arranged media interviews.

Previously, he was professional development director for the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association and aide to Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer.