Perry Leaves Energy Secretary Post
Rick Perry has officially left his U.S. Secretary of Energy post after announcing his resignation back in October.
In a statement posted on social media site Twitter earlier today, Perry described serving in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration as energy secretary as “the honor and privilege of a lifetime”.
Today I bid farewell to the Department of @ENERGY. It has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime to serve in the @realDonaldTrump Administration as your Secretary. Thank you to my wife, my children, and to the American people for allowing me to serve. Signing off. – RP pic.twitter.com/AlxYNLsqrf— Rick Perry (@SecretaryPerry) December 2, 2019
Perry was the 14th Secretary of Energy. Prior to joining the administration, he served as the 47th governor of Texas.
In November this year, Trump formally nominated Dan Brouillette to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy. Brouillette is the current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy.
“I am honored to be nominated by President Trump to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Energy, and grateful to secretary Perry for asking me to join him at the Department of Energy over two years ago,” Deputy Secretary Brouillette said in a Department of Energy statement last month.
“If confirmed, I will further secretary Perry’s legacy of promoting energy independence, innovation, and security for the American people,” he added.
Brouillette previously worked as the senior vice president and head of public policy for USAA, a provider of financial services to the military community, and as a vice president of Ford Motor Company. He has also held numerous positions in government.
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