Chris Morris is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for House Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. Chris brings nearly a decade of experience in advancing legislative and public policy initiatives through the U.S. Congress and in developing strategic and comprehensive public engagement campaigns.
Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Chris served as the Legislative Director for Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) when he led the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. In this capacity, Chris assisted various subcommittees in advancing energy policies and developing legislative strategies to advance an “all of the above” energy strategy which increased U.S. energy independence while preserving environmental and conservation standards. Chris also made it a priority to ensure that federal funds advanced scientific inquiries on key national challenges while ensuring that underrepresented groups had an increased ability to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical disciplines.
Mr. Morris graduated from Yale University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a concentration in international relations. While attending Yale, Chris was a wide receiver for the university’s football team. Chris is a proud Texas native and has resided in the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 2013.