Donald Trump picks Indian-American Neil for key federal energy agency

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A week ago, US officials had communicated worry over opening in this critical government administrative commission.

By: PTI | Washington | Published:May 9, 2017 11:44 am

Indian-American Neil Chatterjee has been selected to a key organization position in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (Source: AP Photo)
Indian-American Neil Chatterjee has been selected to a key organization position in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (Source: AP Photo)

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday selected Indian-American Neil Chatterjee to a key organization position in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an office accused of administering America’s energy network and settling on multibillion-dollar vitality ventures.

The While House said Trump means to select Neil Chatterjee, 40, of Kentucky as a Member of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term terminating June 30, 2021.

Chatterjee, who is vitality approach counsel to US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has assumed a basic part in the section of significant vitality, interstate and homestead enactment, the White House said.

Preceding serving McConnell, he acted as a main in Government Relations for National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and as an assistant to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce of Ohio.

He started his profession in Washington, DC, with the House Committee on Ways and Means.

A Lexington, Kentucky local, he is an alum of St Lawrence University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Chatterjee should be affirmed by the Senate before he can be confirmed as individual from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

A week ago, US legislators had communicated worry over opportunity in this essential government administrative commission.

“I’d get a kick out of the chance to see a few names now. It’s exceptionally baffling that we are here at May 3 and there hasn’t been a majority at FERC throughout recent months,” said Senate Energy Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski.

“We can’t do quite a bit of anything in the vitality space until there is a working majority at the FERC. To start with, we have to get names so we can really go about as an advisory group. Trust me, I am encouraging anyone who will listen that they have to move on it,” she said.