The U.S. Senate voted to end debate Thursday on the confirmation of Rick Perry as the new U.S. secretary of energy, effectively putting the former Texas governor on a smooth path to confirmation.
Sonny Perdue, the former Republican governor of Georgia, is Trump's pick to oversee the Agriculture Department.
But Perry's foes criticized his tepid acknowledgment of climate change, his strong ties to his state's oil and gas industry, and his lack of experience with the department's main budgetary area: the maintenance of the nation's nuclear stockpile.
Perry will oversee the security of the United States nuclear weapons, the nuclear deal with Iran, as well as climate change policies among other issues as energy secretary.
He also expressed regret for a statement he made during his 2012 bid for president calling for the elimination of the Energy Department.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, replied that as governor Perry "created an environment where all energy producers could not just succeed but really prosper".
Perry was quick to respond - "country", he said. Udall is a senior member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, which writes the budget for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Testifying before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Perry said he planned to support all forms of energy, including renewables.
Hoeven said he looks forward to working with Perry to provide a true path forward for clean coal technology.
The Senate voted 62 to 37 to confirm Perry, including 10 Democrats and one Independent voting for him. During the hearing, he said his course of thinking had changed about the Energy Department, which he had once proposed eliminating.
However, the large donations Perry has received from the industry could add to concerns many environmental advocates have expressed over his selection.
Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The Bank of Nova Scotia got Initiated on 1-Nov-16 where investment firm BofA/Merrill Initiated the stock to Buy.
The American Cancer Society found that now, 3 in 10 rectal cancer diagnoses are in people under the age of 55. For adults aged 40 to 54, rates increased by 0.5 to one percent annually from the mid-1990s through 2013.
Wagner remained upbeat about his side's trip to the Etihad following the two sides' goalless draw at the John Smith's Stadium. The Belgium worldwide has played only six times this season, and has been dogged by injury woes over the last two years.
It wouldn't be shocking for both he and Fournette to be available at No. 8, but it also wouldn't be shocking if Cook went first. That attitude doesn't surprise McCaffrey , but it sounds like he doesn't think that should happen under any circumstances.
Mellencamp, 65, told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show that he and the You've Got Mail star did NOT get along. While it might be too late for him and Ryan, Mellencamp has remained friendly with a few of his former flames.
Corruption has dogged many other business leaders in South Korea's family-controlled conglomerates, which are known as chaebol . A controversial merger between Samsung affiliates that Park allegedly aided was key to solidifying his position.
The full year 2016 growth was 1.6%. 2016 was the eleventh consecutive year the US economy failed to grow 3% or more. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected an upward revision to a 2.1% growth rate.
The Trump team's public accounting of Flynn's conversations with the ambassador have changed multiple times . The Senate Intelligence Committee also made a similar request to the White House and agencies.
Meanwhile, Snap's chairman Michael Lynton planned to sell nearly 55,000 shares in the offering, bringing in more than $930,000. Snap said earlier that it will use a small portion of the proceeds for settling tax obligations related to stock options.
As a private-equity investor, he restructured companies across a range of industries including steel, banking and textiles. Former commerce secretaries have praised him, including one who served under former president Barack Obama.
The last of Wolverine: Logan leaves a legacy
When asked by a fan if we might ever see a black-and-white cut of the arty X-Men film , Mangold said he's working on it . But what about the main X-Men films? X-Men: Apocalypse launched in IMAX when it premiered past year .
Bacteria That Pose Greatest Risk to Human Health
In addition, he said identifying carbapenem-resistant bacteria as the highest priority for research and development was "spot on". Each year, at least 2 million people acquire antibiotic-resistant infection and 23,000 die as a result, according to the CDC .
'Dancing With the Stars' season 24 cast revealed
If you remember way back to when Heather first rose to fame - she competed on Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance . Former New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings will fill the annual National Football League player quota.
Russia Bombed US-Backed Coalition Fighters in Syria
Townsend told reporters that he believed the Russians and Syrians had thought that the villages were held by Islamic State forces. Earlier Wednesday, a USA commander accused Russian and Syrian jets of bombing US-backed fighters in Syria.
Mount Etna eruption captured by drone camera
Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, spews lava during an eruption, near the Sicilian town of Catania, southern Italy. Etna can still cause accidents with its ash cloud, so officials say that they are tracking it.
Iranian President Rouhani arrives in Pakistan
He said the insightful comments and thought provoking views of the participants had indeed added value to the deliberations. Uzbekistan's deputy prime minister will attend the event. "We need to work on streamlining our institutional mechanisms".
Iran tests missiles in naval exercises
Gulf allies have long favored a tougher U.S. stance against Iran, whom they blame for regional interference. Another laser-guided missile, Dehlaviyeh, had also been successfully tested, reported Tasnim news agency .
BlackBerry KEYone launches in April for $549
The smartphone has a 12-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX378 sensor - reportedly the same one present on the Google Pixel. The front-facing camera is an 8MP resolution unit with 1.12 micron sized pixels and support for 1080p video capture.