Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson: Former Gov Perry Great Choice for Secretary of Energy

December 13, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to reports that former Texas Governor Rick Perry will be named Secretary of the US Department of Energy (DOE):

“Rick Perry was an exceptional governor for the State of Texas. Representing an energy heavy state like Texas, including Houston, the global capital for energy production, gives him a unique level of expertise in dealing with issues that will come before the Department of Energy. Beyond traditional energy matters, I am confident of his ability to navigate nuclear and other national security matters that will come before DOE. It was a pleasure to work with him on Texas matters and it will be a pleasure to work with him at DOE.”

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