Issue Update

Rick Perry confirmed as Secretary of Energy

March 3, 2017

Yesterday, March 2, 2017, former Texas Governor James Richard “Rick” Perry was confirmed to be the U.S. Secretary of Energy.  As Secretary of Energy, Secretary Perry is now responsible for overseeing our nation’s nuclear arsenal, as well as the development of technology for better and more efficient energy sources as well as energy education. Since the 1980’s, the Department of Energy has also focused on radioactive waste disposal and maintenance of environmental quality.

For more information on Secretary Perry’s nomination, or to see how your Senators voted, please see the attached Issue Update.