Senate Confirms Bush 43 Veteran to be Deputy Energy Secretary

The Senate recently confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former Energy Department official in the George W. Bush Administration, to return to the agency as deputy secretary. Mr. Brouillette was confirmed on a 79-17 vote.

Brouillette was confirmed on a 79-17 vote. He is one of a few fairly noncontroversial energy or environment nominees to come before the Senate so far during the Trump administration.

Brouillette worked as the Energy Department’s assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental affairs from 2001 to 2003. He also served as a member of the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board from 2013 to 2016, and is a onetime chief of staff for the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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