The Senate on Aug. 4 approved the nomination of Mark Menezes to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy by a roll call vote of 79-16.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced his nomination by voice vote in early June.
Menezes is currently the Under Secretary of Energy and was nominated to the Deputy Secretary position in February by President Trump.
The DOE said that an official swearing in will take place at a later date.
Prior to serving in the Trump Administration, Menezes held positions at Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Hunton & Williams LLP, and as a congressional aide.
Menezes participated in APPA conference
In June, Menezes participated in the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Connect Virtual Summit and Business Meeting.
At that event, he said that supporting virus research, securing critical infrastructure and stabilizing the energy markets are all key actions that the Department of Energy has taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.