Former North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C., organization that seeks to develop and promote compromise solutions to important problems.

The center announced today that Dorgan will serve as a senior fellow and work on a number of issues with an emphasis on energy policy.

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President Jason Grumet said in a statement that Dorgan was a "champion for clean energy and energy security" during his time in Congress while also being a "vocal advocate" for tax reform and investment in science and research.

Dorgan served as North Dakota's only member of the U.S. House from 1981 to 1992 and then served three terms in the Senate. He decided last year to not seek re-election to a fourth Senate term.

"Throughout his career, Sen. Dorgan has worked across party lines on the key issues facing the nation, and we look forward to his creative insights and pragmatic guidance as we work to advance effective public policy solutions here at the BPC," Grumet said.

The Bipartisan Policy Center was established in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell. Dorgan is one of several former members of Congress who recently joined the center as Senior Fellows.