Deputy Secretary Of Energy Nominee Receives Unanimous Support, Advances To Senate Floor

March 11, 2021

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a business meeting to consider the pending nomination of David M. Turk to be the Deputy Secretary of Energy. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, voted to support Mr. Turk’s nomination and he passed out of committee by a recorded vote of 20-0.

“Mr. Turk clearly has a firm grasp on the wide range of issues facing the Department of Energy. He will bring a wealth of practical experience to the job of Deputy Secretary. [He] has spent the last 20 years serving in important jobs that have given him the technical knowledge and the practical experience in energy, national security, and management that he will need to help Secretary Granholm lead the Department of Energy. And I believe his performance at our hearing last week demonstrated that he has the knowledge and the ability to serve in this important position,” said Chairman Manchin.