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James Richard "Rick" Perry is an American politician who served as the 14th United States Secretary of Energy from 2017 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the 47th Governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015, having been elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and later assuming the office from George W. Bush. Perry also ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012 and 2016. President Donald Trump nominated him as Secretary of Energy; he was confirmed by the United States Senate in a 62–37 vote on March 2, 2017. On October 17, 2019, Perry reported to President Trump that he intended to resign as Secretary of Energy at the end of the year. He left office on December 1, 2019.
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Perry says Sondland impeachment testimony misrepresented his interactionsU.S. envoy Gordon Sondland's testimony in President Donald Trump impeachment hearings on Wednesday misrepresented Energy Secretary Rick Perry's interaction with Trump and his lawyer Rudolph Giuliani,..
U.S. energy chief Perry refuses to testify in Trump impeachment inquiryU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet who has played a pivotal role in the Ukraine controversy, will refuse to testify as requested next week in the..
Saudi Arabia, U.S. to cooperate on security of global energy supply: Saudi pressSaudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman and U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry met in Riyadh on Monday and will work together to ensure the security of global energy supply, Saudi state news..
U.S. says talks progressing with Saudi on possible nuclear programU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Saturday that conversations with Saudi Arabia on a nuclear program are going forward.
U.S., Saudi talks on nuclear program going forward: U.S. energy secretaryU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Saturday that conversations with Saudi Arabia on a nuclear program are going forward.
U.S. Energy Secretary Perry to step down December 1: DOEU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who told President Donald Trump last week he would resign late in the year, intends to step down on Dec. 1, the energy department said on Monday.
U.S. energy secretary will not comply with congressional Democrats' impeachment probeU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will not turn over documents to congressional Democrats who had subpoenaed them over his role in Ukraine as part of their impeachment probe into President Donald Trump,..
U.S. Energy chief says departure has 'absolutely nothing' to do with UkraineU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Friday the controversy over the Trump administration's handling of Ukraine had nothing to do with his resignation, adding he did not know whether he would..
Rick Perry's departure has 'nothing' to do with Ukraine: White House spokeswomanU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's decision to step down by the end of the year had "absolutely nothing" to do with controversy over President Trump's Ukraine policy, White House spokeswoman Stephanie..
U.S. Energy Secretary Perry has told Trump he will step down: sourceU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has told President Donald Trump he will step down, a day before a deadline set by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives for him to turn over documents in the..
Trump directed his energy secretary to work with Giuliani on Ukraine: MulvaneyPresident Donald Trump asked U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to work with personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on matters involving Ukraine, acting White House chief of staff Mike Mulvaney said on Thursday,..
Democrats subpoena Energy Secretary Perry in Trump impeachment probeCongressional Democrats issued a subpoena for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday over any possible role he played in President Donald Trump's effort to get Ukraine's president to investigate..
U.S. energy secretary denies report about plan to resignU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Monday he had no plans to resign now or next month, denying a report that he was expected to announce his resignation in November.
U.S. Energy Secretary Perry denies pressing Ukraine to hire officialsU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday denied a report that he had pressed Ukraine to hire certain people to the board of its state-owned natural gas company, saying he had only recommended names..
U.S. Energy Secretary Perry expected to announce resignation next month: PoliticoU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to announce his resignation in November, Politico reported on Thursday, citing three unnamed people familiar with his plans.
U.S. tells Saudi Arabia: nuclear push depends on snap inspections dealThe United States will only provide Saudi Arabia with nuclear technology if the kingdom signs an agreement with the U.N. atomic watchdog that allows for intrusive snap inspections, U.S. Energy..
Argentina's IAEA hopeful sounds 'perfect', U.S. energy secretary saysArgentina's contender to become the next chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog "sounds like a perfect candidate", U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday, while stopping short of a formal U.S...
Factbox: U.S. prepared to tap emergency oil reserves, Perry says no decision yetU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Monday it was too soon to say whether the United States would tap emergency oil reserves after attacks in Saudi Arabia halved the crude output in the world's..
Too soon to say if U.S. emergency oil release needed, Perry tells CNBCU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Monday it was too soon say whether the United States would have to tap its emergency petroleum reserves following weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil..
U.S. energy secretary says oil market robust after attack on Saudi plantsThe oil market is resilient and will react positively to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Monday, blaming the attack firmly on Iran.
U.S. energy secretary says nuclear power talks with new Saudi minister likely MondayU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Friday he will meet the new Saudi energy minister on Monday and likely discuss plans the kingdom has to build nuclear reactors.
U.S. likely to toughen sanctions on Russia: secretary PerryU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Saturday that Washington will most likely continue to toughen sanctions on Russia after its annexation of Ukraine's territory of Crimea in 2014.
U.S. energy secretary falls for Instagram hoax, pokes fun at himselfU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry joked on social media on Wednesday that photo-sharing site Instagram could "publish, distribute and/or sell" his pictures of dogs, Texas flags and chili recipes, an..
Saudi Arabia must OK nonproliferation standard: U.S. energy secretarySaudi Arabia must commit to a broad international monitoring program of nuclear power facilities if it develops nuclear power reactors with technology from the United States, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick..