Gov. Rick Perry

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From Texas Standard:

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who President Donald Trump's nominated for Veterans' Affairs Secretary, has withdrawn his name from consideration, following allegations of misconduct during his tenure as White House physician. And embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is testifying on Capitol Hill Thursday, answering questions about his spending on travel, security and furnishings, since taking office. But while Pruitt is only one of several Trump cabinet members facing scrutiny, Energy Secretary, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has remained largely out of negative headlines. And Perry's name has been floated as a potential replacement nominee at Veterans' Affairs.

 

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The U.S. Senate approved the confirmation of Rick Perry as the next secretary of the Department of Energy on Thursday. The vote was 62-37, and included the support of both Texans in the chamber, U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz

Perry will now take over the very department he famously forgot during a presidential debate in 2011 while trying to list the three he wanted to eliminate.

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Former Gov. Rick Perry faces a confirmation vote in the Senate on Tuesday for his nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Energy. Among all the questions Perry’s appointment has raised, one that’s gotten little scrutiny is what it might mean for natural gas prices.

Rick Perry did not survive to dance another day.

The former Texas governor was eliminated from the ABC program “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday night. 

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Former Governor Rick Perry has yet to separate himself from the pack of Republican presidential candidates in opinion polls — but the pack may be pulling away from him in an important category: fundraising.

The latest campaign finance reports from the presidential field are due Wednesday, and former Texas Governor Rick Perry released his fundraising haul over the weekend. It was a mixed initial report. His campaign only brought in just a bit more than one million dollars. Sure, he’s only been fundraising for a month. But to provide some contrast, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush picked up about $11 million in two weeks.

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