By Rachel Leven, Bloomberg BNA
Former Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has joined Butler Snow LLP to work on energy issues, the law firm announced June 6.
Vitter, who served as ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee from 2013 to 2015, will practice law in the firm’s New Orleans office. He will also keep his job as co-chairman of Mercury Public Affairs, where he is registered to lobby the Trump administration on behalf of the American Chemistry Council and others.
“David has a long and successful track record as a legislator and political leader,” Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow, said in a statement. “His significant experience, especially in helping lead major public policy and economic development initiatives, makes him a really valuable addition to Butler Snow in Louisiana.”
Vitter left the Senate following a failed run to be Louisiana’s governor. He served in the House from 1999 to 2005 and Senate from 2005 to 2017, and is known for his leading role in helping pass legislation including a landmark chemical law—the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Pub. L. No. 114-182) — and for holding up then-President Barack Obama’s nominee to be EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy, for more than 100 days due to transparency concerns.