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Granholm Sworn In to Lead Agency Key to Biden’s Climate Goals

Feb. 25, 2021, 11:52 PM

Jennifer Granholm was sworn in as the 16th secretary of Energy, putting the former Michigan Governor at the head of agency that will play a key role in implementing President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate agenda.

The swearing in Thursday by Vice President Kamala Harris followed a Senate voted of 64-35 to confirm Granholm to run the sprawling agency, which has an annual budget of $35 billion and national research laboratories spread across 17 states. The department has a wide-ranging mission, including helping to build the nation’s arsenal of nuclear warheads, safe-guarding its emergency supply of oil, and spending billions ...