Michael Weiner

Director, Governmental Issues
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Michael Weiner is an experienced public policy professional providing strategic advice and representation on federal legislative and regulatory issues.  His portfolio includes federal clean energy, environmental, natural resources, transportation, and energy sector cybersecurity policy matters.  He also assists clients with the federal appropriations process and monitors major actions and emerging issues on Capitol Hill.

Michael has significant experience representing several of the firm’s coalition clients, including his service as the Director of Coalition Services for the Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC).  On behalf of CURC, he assists with the development of policy solutions that support the deployment of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies and advocates for those policies before federal policymakers.

Before joining Van Ness Feldman, Michael served as an intern in the office of Wisconsin State Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca in Madison, WI, where he worked on environmental, education, and transportation issues. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at the George Washington University with a focus on clean energy and environmental policy.