Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was confirmed as U.S. Energy Secretary on Thursday – and the process was not as contentious as other nominees’ hearings have been.
“I think he even got a number of Democratic senator support,” Svitek says. “This was never going to be one of those big confirmation battles especially from the vantage point of the Democrats they had focused on a few other nominees.”
What you’ll hear in this segment:
-Updates on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s civil and criminal cases
-The latest on Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s 2018 Democratic challenger
-Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller’s budget fight with the Texas legislature