Rick Perry rejoins pipeline company

Rick Perry rejoins pipeline company
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Former Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs major conservation bill into law | Senate votes to confirm Energy's No. 2 official | Trump Jr. expresses opposition to Pebble Mine project Senate votes to confirm Energy's No. 2 official 4 Texas GOP congressional primary runoffs to watch 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Perry left the Energy Department last month and has been replaced by Dan Brouillette.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 John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection 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.