Senate Approves Successor to Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

Dec 03, 2019 - Time Magazine

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s pick to succeed Rick Perry as energy secretary won easy Senate confirmation Monday, despite a Democratic senator’s objections that the nominee hadn’t fully answered questions related to the Trump impeachment investigation.

Several other Democrats joined Republicans in approving Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette’s promotion, 70-15.

Confirmation of Brouillette, who’d been responsible for day-to-day operations at the Energy Depar...