11.14.19

Cassidy Introduces Trump's Pick for Energy Secretary at Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and chairman of the Senate Energy Subcommittee, today introduced Louisiana native and President Trump’s pick for Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette at his confirmation hearing.

Brouillette, born in Assumption Parish, has served as the No. 2 person at the Department of Energy since 2017. He will take over for outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, pending confirmation before the full Senate.

“It is no surprise as a Louisiana native that he understands the importance of U.S. LNG exports, creating jobs in the United States and lowering emissions abroad,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Dan is committed to innovation and ensuring that our national labs are at the forefront of developing groundbreaking technologies.”

Brouillette has an extensive background in energy policy. He served in the Department of Energy under President George W. Bush. He was a key aide to former U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin, a Louisianan who chaired the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Brouillette has also served as a member of Louisiana’s State Mineral and Energy Board.

See Cassidy’s full remarks here.