Clay Sell named Deputy Secretary.
The Senate has confirmed the President's nomination of Clay
Sell to be Deputy Secretary of the U. S. Department of Energy. Sell has
most recently been serving as a Special Assistant to the President for
legislative affairs. Previously he was Republican Staff Director for the
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development,
where he was directly responsible for reviewing fusion budget requests.
He is also a former chief of staff to Representative William Thornberry
(R-TX), a member of the House Armed Services Committee.
In a recent statement, commenting on Sell's nomination,
Senator Domenici said, "The President is clearly putting a strong
team in place at DOE."