Senate Confirms Brouillette As Next Energy Secretary

Senate Confirms Brouillette As Next Energy Secretary

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Dan Brouillette to be the 15th U.S. Secretary of Energy, taking the place of Rick Perry, who recently resigned from the role.

An official swearing in will take place at a later date. Prior
to confirmation, Brouillette served as the Deputy Secretary of Energy under 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,” Brouillette
says.

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“I want to thank President Trump for placing his confidence
in me to help advance America’s national security, energy security and economic
security through groundbreaking science, technology and innovation.”

Brouillette was confirmed via a vote of 70-15.

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