Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Secretary Perry to lead the Department of Energy.
“Under the leadership of Governor Perry, Texas saw a period of great energy growth and increased availability in low-cost energy for companies and Texans.
“After years of running one of the nation’s most prolific state economies, Governor Perry will bring overdue reform to the Department of Energy to make the federal agency work for the people and no longer its own interests.
“I have great faith that Governor Perry is the best candidate to carry out President Trump’s vision to make America energy independent. Congratulations to our former Governor of the great state of Texas.”