Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Mr. Mark Menezes to be Deputy Secretary of Energy by a vote of 79-16. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after voting to confirm Mr. Menezes.
"I'm pleased to join my Senate colleagues in voting to confirm Mr. Menezes to be our next Deputy Secretary of Energy. During his confirmation hearing, he demonstrated his knowledge and firm grasp of the wide range of issues before the Department of Energy. As the Under Secretary of Energy for the past three years, Mr. Menezes has shown he is up to the task and capable of handling the job of Deputy Secretary. I am happy to support his nomination and look forward to working with him to advance our energy innovation agenda.”