U.S senate confirms Dan Brouillette as the next Secretary of Energy

Washington, D.C. – In a bipartisan vote of 70-15 the United States Senate confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former lobbyist for Ford Motor Company, to be President Trump’s second secretary of energy, replacing Rick Perry, who has become embroiled in the impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Prior to confirmation, Acting Secretary Brouillette served as the Deputy Secretary of Energy under Secretary Rick Perry.

“I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve the American people, President Trump, and DOE’s dedicated civil servants in this new role,” said Acting Secretary Brouillette. “I am excited for what the future holds, as our Department continues to make a lasting impact both domestically and around the world.”

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