American Energy Alliance applauds Trump's pick for Energy secretary

The American Energy Alliance (AEA) recently voiced its enthusiastic support for President-elect Donald Trump's choice of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to become secretary of Energy.

“Gov. Perry will bring a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to the Department of Energy," AEA Vice President of Communications Chris Warren said. "Having spent 15 successful years as the governor of Texas, he has a proven track record as an executive who can get the job done. During his time as governor, Texas was not only a leader in energy production, but also emerged as a hub for the manufacturing and tech industries."

The AEA commended Perry's leadership record in Texas and cited that experience as qualification for him to lead the Energy Department.

“The Department of Energy is a $30 billion per year agency that employs more than 100,000 people and oversees a broad set of issues," Warren said. "Perry’s executive experience makes him an excellent choice to lead such an expansive operation. We are confident that he will run the agency in a way that best serves the needs of the American people.”

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