Democratic News

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after President Trump announced his intent to nominate U.S. Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the next U.S. Secretary of Energy. 

"The Department of Energy is tasked with ensuring our nation's energy security and advancing critical energy technologies. The leader of such an important department must be up for the task. As Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, I take the responsibility to review each nominee that comes before us very seriously. Deputy Secretary Brouillette has served our nation well as Deputy Secretary and I look forward to meeting with him again to determine if he shares my commitment to making the proposed Appalachian storage hub a reality and moving forward on critical energy technologies like carbon capture, utilization and sequestration, energy efficiency and battery storage."

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