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Senate Confirms Moniz as Energy Secretary


Sen. Murkowski expresses support, hope in his nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today expressed her support for the nomination of Dr. Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of the Department of Energy. The Senate unanimously confirmed Dr. Moniz by a vote of 97-0.

“It is my hope that after his confirmation, Dr. Moniz will guide our nation’s energy policy as the respected scientist that he is: rigorously, robustly, free of preordained conclusions, and not afraid to speak up or speak his mind,” Murkowski said. “His department will benefit – and so will our nation.”

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