THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
I want to applaud the Senate today for its strong vote of support for Federico Pena to serve as our nation's new Energy Secretary. As Transportation Secretary, Federico Pena built consensus among communities, business and government and streamlined operations to reap benefits for all taxpayers.
With this record, I am confident that Secretary Pena has the skill, experience and dedication to lead the Energy Department to meet its central challenges -- to broaden America's energy resources, to promote a safer, more secure world and to help to create a brighter economic future for all Americans.