Trump Nominates New Energy Secretary
U.S. President Donald Trump has formally nominated Dan Brouillette to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy, the U.S. Department of energy has revealed.
Brouillette, who is the current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, would replace sitting Secretary Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
“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 an organization statement.
“If confirmed, I will further secretary Perry’s legacy of promoting energy independence, innovation, and security for the American people,” he added.
Current Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, said, “it has been the opportunity of a lifetime to serve as Secretary of Energy. I have the utmost confidence the Department of Energy will continue to thrive under Dan Brouillette”.
“Dan has faithfully served as my deputy, helping to advance American energy security and position the United States as the world’s premier energy leader,” he added.
“I fully endorse President Trump’s decision to nominate Dan and urge the U.S. Senate to expeditiously confirm him. I look forward to seeing all that the department accomplishes under his steady leadership as Secretary of Energy,” Perry continued.
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.
Back in October, Perry announced his resignation, which is effective later this year. In an outgoing message, Perry said the opportunity to serve in Trump’s cabinet as the Secretary of Energy had been an “extreme honor”.
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