Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee members Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., center, and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., right, laugh as Energy Secretary-designate, former Texas Gov. Rick ... more 
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee members Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., center, and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., right, laugh as Energy Secretary-designate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, testifies at his confirmation hearing before the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Perry engaged in a bit of self-deprecation to make the point he doesn’t agree with an array of cuts being discussed for research programs at the Energy Department. Perry was unable to recall during his presidential bid that the Energy Department was one of the agencies he would eliminate. Now he’s seeking to lead the agency. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Carolyn Kaster
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 12:09 PM EST