Houston Chronicle:

President Donald Trump said Friday he would nominate Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to helm the Department of Energy, following Rick Perry’s announcement he would resign by the end of the year.


Source: Houston Chronicle

“Rick was a great Governor of Texas and a great Secretary of Energy….He is also my friend!” Trump tweeted “At the same time, 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!”

Brouillette, a Louisiana native and longtime congressional staffer and lobbyist, will bring a long list of Washington contacts to the position. His last job before joining the Energy Department was at the San Antonio-based insurance company USAA.

He tweeted Friday, “Thank you to my friend @SecretaryPerry for your dedicated and unwavering leadership.”

“Under your leadership, we’ve achieved true energy independence and have shared the benefits of this success story with the American people and the world.”

Dan Brouillette


Dan Brouillette


Thank you to my friend @SecretaryPerry for your dedicated and unwavering leadership @ENERGY It has been one of the great honors of my life to serve with you these last few years.

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