U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, today announced his full support for Jim Bernhard, CEO of The Shaw Group, to be selected as the new U.S. Secretary of Energy.
"Jim is a proven leader whose relevant experience and skill make him a top contender for this critical role, especially as America continues to fight to become energy independent. Additionally, he is a responsible businessman and comes from an energy-producing state putting him in a unique position to offer fresh ideas to help lower energy costs and achieve energy sustainability. I have no doubt Jim Bernhard is the right selection, and I urge the president to name him as Sec. Steven Chu's successor as soon as possible."