Rick Perry Confirmed as US Energy Secretary With Little Opposition

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningMarch 3, 2017 12:12 pm,

It’s time to talk about the week that was in Texas politics. Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek spoke with the Standard about what’s been going on across the state.

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