National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement on the nomination of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as secretary of energy:
“Everything is bigger in Texas, and the Lone Star State’s history of energy development is no exception. As the longest-serving Texas governor, Rick Perry was the state’s chief executive during a transformative energy renaissance, making him uniquely suited to lead the Department of Energy in a Trump–Pence administration.
“As a friend of manufacturing, Gov. Perry understands the need to develop a wide range of energy sources here in the United States. Manufacturers depend on a reliable supply of domestic energy—from oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewables—to build, innovate and create jobs here in America. We are encouraged that President-elect Donald Trump and Gov. Perry share our belief in encouraging the discovery and development of American energy in addition to making smart investments to improve energy efficiency.
“Strengthening manufacturing in America means getting our energy policy right, and President-elect Trump’s nomination of Gov. Perry is a promising first step.”
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