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President selects Louisiana native as new energy secretary

3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago Wednesday, October 23 2019 Oct 23, 2019 October 23, 2019 5:27 AM October 23, 2019 in News
Source: KNOE
Dan R. Brouillette Photo: energy.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump has selected Louisiana native, Dan R. Brouillette, to become the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

According to KATC, Brouillette, a businessman who was born and raised in Assumption Parish, currently serves as the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy.

He will succeed outgoing Secretary, Rick Perry once the Senate confirms his appointment.

Senator Bill Cassidy, who is chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Energy, applauds President Trump's decision in selecting Brouillette, saying, “Dan Brouillette understands the relationship between energy policy and the overall economy. Louisiana workers depend on thought-through energy policy. Mr. Brouillette’s experience will serve the country well as the United States pursues energy dominance and energy deployment."

Brouillette's record of service includes time spent in the Army before becoming Rep. Bill Tauzin's Legislative Director and eventually serving under President George W. Bush as the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Department of Energy.

Brouillette and his wife, Adrienne, are both veterans and the parents of nine children.

They currently reside in Texas. 

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