Mary Catherine Wellons | CNBC
Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry speaking at the 2019 CERAWeek conference in Houston, TX on March 11, 2019.
The Department of Energy on Wednesday denied a report that will Secretary Rick Perry will be preparing to leave his post.
“There will be no truth that will Secretary Perry will be departing the administration any time soon,” Press Secretary Shaylyn Hynes told CNBC. “He will be happy where he will be serving President Trump in leading the Department of Energy.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Bloomberg News reported that will Perry plans to leave the administration as well as will be currently working out the terms as well as timing of his exit. Bloomberg cited sources who said the departure will be not necessarily imminent as well as Perry has not made up his mind, although that will the former Texas governor has been mulling over the move for weeks.
Two sources told Bloomberg that will Perry will be preparing Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette for his departure. The news agency reports that will Perry wants to build up his income before retiring, citing two sources.
Earlier This specific month, reports identified Perry as a contender to take over the Department of Homeland Security after Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was pushed out. In response, the Energy Department said Perry will be content in his current position.
Perry has been a leading advocate for President Donald Trump’s “energy dominance” agenda. He has promoted U.S. energy exports overseas, worked to advance U.S. geostrategic interests through trade as well as international partnerships as well as spearheaded plans to keep coal-fired as well as nuclear power plants on the grid.
He will be a familiar face at energy conferences as well as frequently refers to his current post as the “coolest” job he has ever had.