Western Caucus News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy:
“Dan Brouillette’s track record of success and service makes him the ideal person to fill the void left behind by Rick Perry at the Department of Energy,” Gosar said. “Brouillette has been a tireless advocate for President Trump’s energy dominance agenda and will hit the ground running on day one. As we continue to strengthen America’s domestic energy independence, I am grateful to have Dan Brouillette and President Trump leading the way.”
Today, the Senate voted to confirm Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy by a vote of 70-15.
Courtesy of the Department of Energy:
Dan Brouillette has three decades of experience in both the public and private sectors. Most recently he was the senior vice president and head of public policy for USAA, the nation’s leading provider of financial services to the military community. Before joining USAA, Brouillette was a vice president of Ford Motor Company, where he led the automaker’s domestic policy teams and served on its North American Operating Committee.
Before his transition into the private sector, Brouillette held numerous positions in government. He was chief of staff to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, which has broad jurisdictional and oversight authority over five Cabinet-level Federal agencies. He also served as assistant secretary of energy for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs from 2001 to 2003. In addition, he is a former state energy regulator, having served as a member of the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board from 2013 to 2016.
Click here to read previous statements of support from Brouillette’s nomination.
Brouillette and his wife, Adrienne, are both U.S. Army veterans. They hail from San Antonio, Texas and have nine children.