Granholm’s confirmation hearing scheduled for next week


FILE – In this July 28, 2016, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

WASHINGTON (WOOD) — The confirmation hearing for former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to be the Secretary of Energy will be held next week, according to the U.S. Senate.

The hearing is scheduled to be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources may participate in person or virtually, but the hearing will not be open to the public.

The hearing will be streamed live on the committee’s website.

Granholm was Michigan’s governor for two terms from 2003 to 2011 and has recently worked as a political contributor for CNN. She has remained active and popular in the Democratic Party.

As energy secretary, she would be key in implementing the Biden administration’s clean energy initiatives. A key part of that is moving away from reliance on fossil fuels, which will require cooperation from automotive giants. Granholm is familiar with those Michigan-based companies.

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