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Trump Says He’s Nominating Brouillette as Energy Secretary

Oct. 18, 2019, 5:26 PMUpdated: Oct. 18, 2019, 7:52 PM

Donald Trump said he is nominating Dan Brouillette to be his next energy secretary after Rick Perry leaves the role at the end of the year.

“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.

Brouillette has been serving as number 2 to Perry, who has been in charge of the $36 billion agency that controls the nation’s nuclear arsenal and emergency crude oil stockpile. Trump said in a...

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