Rick Perry Faces Confirmation Hearing to Head Agency He Vowed to Abolish

HeadlineJan 19, 2017

More confirmation hearings are slated to take place today, including for former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who Trump tapped to head the Energy Department. Governor Perry famously attempted to propose to abolish the Energy Department—but then couldn’t even remember the name of the agency during a live televised debate in 2011, when Perry was running for president.

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