Louisiana Native Tapped To Be Nation’s Next Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and chairman of the Senate Energy Subcommittee, Thursday introduced Louisiana native and President Trump’s pick for Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette at his confirmation hearing.

Brouillette, born in Assumption Parish, has served as the No. 2 person at the Department of Energy since 2017. He will take over for outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, pending confirmation before the full Senate.

Brouillette served in the US Army. He has previously worked for Representative Billy Tauzin as both a Legislative Director and as Chief of Staff. He was the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Department of Energy. He has served as the Deputy energy Secretary since 2017.

Brouillette has appeared on Mornings with Brian Haldane a few times. The most recent visit included talk about the impending nomination. You can hear that conversation here.