Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Statement on Senate Confirmation of Former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

Mar 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released the following statement after former Texas Governor Rick Perry was confirmed by the Senate to be the next Secretary of Energy:

“I extend my full congratulations to my good friend Governor Rick Perry on his confirmation to be Secretary of Energy. He is uniquely qualified to execute President Trump’s vision to make America energy independent, create jobs, and lead the Department of Energy into the 21st Century.  As Governor of Texas, he led our great state through a sustained period of economic growth where we gained over 2.2 million jobs.  He was a champion of Texas energy – whether it was oil, natural gas, or wind – and he helped to make energy more affordable for families and businesses, both in our state and across the nation.  I look forward to working with him in his new role to cut red tape and regulations that are holding our country back from true energy independence.”