Elon Musk’s Tesla has hired Washington-based Pioneer Public Affairs to deal with issues related to the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, federal fleet electrification and battery supply chain issues.

Pioneer president Joe Britton handles the account. He is a 15-year veteran of Capitol Hill. He served as chief of staff to Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), legislative director for Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and legislative assistant to Sen Ben Nelson (D-NE).

Tesla also uses Cassidy & Assocs. for DC support. It paid Cassidy $80K during the first-quarter for its work regarding vehicle electrification.

Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson and COO Jordan Bernstein spearhead the firm’s six-member Tesla team.