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US Senate confirms Brouillette as Energy sec

United States Senate confirmed Dan Brouillette (pictured) as new Secretary of Energy by a vote of 70-15 on Monday.

Brouillette, a Lousiana native, replaces Rick Perry in his new role. He was previously employed as Deputy Secretary of Energy.

An assistant secretary in the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2003, Brouillette was also Ford Motor Co.'s vice president and worked for insurance firm USAA.

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