• Rick Perry avoids defending Trump's proposed DOE cuts in budget testimony

    4 monthes ago - By Think Progress

    Democratic lawmaker blasts budget proposal as “another broken promise” on jobs. Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended the administration's FY18 budget for his agency. CREDIT: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Energy Secretary Rick Perry offered a lackluster defense of President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts on Tuesday, with some of his spending priorities appearing to diverge from the administration's goals for the Department of Energy. Perry, in his testimony before the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, emphasized that electric grid reliability will be a priority...
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