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Rick Perry rejoins pipeline company

Rick Perry rejoins pipeline company
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Former Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryFormer Texas Supreme Court justice jumps into state's AG Republican primary race Texas governor signs 'fetal heartbeat' abortion bill Tomorrow's special election in Texas is the Democrats' best House hope in 2021 MORE was appointed to the board of the general partner that controls pipeline company Energy Transfer LP following his exit from the Trump administration.

Perry was appointed as a director of LE GP LLC, the general partner of the company Energy Transfer, on Jan. 1, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing

The filing says that Perry will be eligible for "cash compensation" for his work on the board.

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He previously sat on the board of Energy Transfer until the end of 2016, according to ethics paperwork. 

Perry left the Energy Department last month and has been replaced by Dan Brouillette. President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE announced that Perry would depart from his administration in October as Perry's dealings with Ukraine were facing scrutiny in the House's impeachment inquiry into the president. 

Energy Transfer is known for building pipelines, including the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, which was protested by Native American groups and others. 

Perry has also served as governor of Texas and ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 and 2012.