Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the confirmation of Governor Rick Perry as the secretary of energy:

“Rick Perry is a man of unparalleled experience and common sense. As Texas’s longest serving governor, he led our nation in job creation and made Texas a world capital of energy production. As the new secretary of energy, Rick Perry has the knowledge, experience, and ability to improve our nuclear and energy infrastructure, make the Department of Energy more efficient and effective, and increase American innovation. I look forward to working with Secretary Perry to power America for an even better energy future.”