Senate Confirms Brouillette To Top Energy Dept. Post

Law360 (December 2, 2019, 10:31 PM EST) -- The Senate on Monday confirmed Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette as head of the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing his former boss Rick Perry with a 70-15 vote.

Brouillette, who’s also worked for the United Services Automobile Association and Ford Motor Co., has said he supports President Donald Trump’s efforts to increase energy development. He was confirmed as the DOE’s number two in 2017.

On Twitter Monday, Brouillette said he was honored to lead the “outstanding employees” of the DOE.

“Together, we are going to change lives for the better, keep our country secure, and conquer the challenges that lie ahead,”...

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