Trump Taps Energy Department's No. 2 to Take Over for Perry - NBC4 Washington

Trump Taps Energy Department's No. 2 to Take Over for Perry

Perry said he is leaving the Cabinet because he wants to return to Texas

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    5 Facts: Dan Brouillette

    President Donald Trump has nominated Dan Brouillette to replace Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 18, 2019)

    President Donald Trump on Friday tapped Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to succeed Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who is expected to leave the agency's top post at the end of the year, NBC News reported.

    Brouillette — whose broad experience in Washington's backrooms includes stints as a top lobbyist for the Ford Motor Company, the chief of staff for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and senior Energy Department roles in multiple administrations — is a "total professional," Trump said in nominating him.

    Perry said he is leaving the Cabinet because he wants to return to Texas.