Trump nominates Brouillette to be Energy secretary

President Trump last Friday announced he has nominated deputy energy secretary Dan Brouillette to replace departing energy chief Rick Perry, Kallanish Energy reports.

“I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy. Dan’s experience in the sector is unparalleled. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job!” Trump tweeted Friday afternoon.

Brouillette, 57, had previously served as a top lobbyist for the Ford Motor Co. Before joining Trump’s Department of Energy, he was the head of public policy for the United Services Automobile Association, or USAA, a military-focused financial institution. He reportedly worked for USAA for 11 years.

From 1998 to 2000, Brouillette worked as a lobbyist for firm Fleishman-Hillard.

Trump announced in April 2017, Brouillette would be nominated to the Energy Department — his second stint at the agency, where he had worked as assistant secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs under former President George W. Bush.

Perry will step down at the end of the year, Trump said at a rally in Dallas Thursday evening.

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