The day after Rep. Heath Shuler's third term expires on Jan. 3, 2013, the outgoing congressman will start lobbying for Duke Energy.
The company announced Monday that Shuler will hold the title of senior vice president of federal affairs. ...
According to the release, Shuler's focus in 2013 will be "building the federal affairs team and working with leaders in energy associations in which Duke is involved to support federal issues important to the company's customers and shareholders."
Shuler, a moderate Democrat who did not seek re-election, will not be allowed to vote on any legislation affecting Duke Energy for the remainder of his term.
Shuler voted in favor of HR 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act which would implement a cap and trade system aimed at controlling pollution.