On May 14, Department of Energy Assistant Secretary of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs Jeff Lane announced that he will step down to join the private sector at the end of May. He has served in this position since 2010. Prior to joining the agency, Lane served as Chief of Staff for Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), John Edwards (D-NC), and Ken Salazar (D-CO); he was also Legislative Director to Senator Jim Sasser (D-TN) and a senior aide to Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD).