Shaheen will sit on Senate Committee responsible for Chu's confirmation hearing scheduled for next Tuesday

January 09, 2009

(Washington, D.C.) – Senator Jeanne Shaheen met with Department of Energy Secretary-designate Steven Chu today to discuss creating a new energy policy for America. As an incoming member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Senator Shaheen will play a role in confirming Secretary-designate Chu to his new position.


“It was a great pleasure to meet with Secretary-designate Chu this morning and to discuss with him the potential benefits for a new energy policy in America and the role that the Department of Energy might play in leading that effort,” said Senator Shaheen. “I hope to work closely with Secretary-designate Chu and the Obama Administration in the coming months to help move our nation in a new direction on energy policy. We must make serious investments in clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and we must upgrade our energy transmission system to lay the foundation for a 21st century green economy. These investments will create good jobs, help revitalize our economy, begin to curb global warming, and put us on the path to energy independence.”


Secretary-designate Chu is scheduled to appear before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Tuesday, January 13 at 10:00am.

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