Trump appoints Chatterjee to chair U.S. energy commission

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The White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump had appointed Neil Chatterjee as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Last week the Senate confirmed Chatterjee and Robert Powelson as members of the FERC, restoring a quorum to the agency. Chatterjee had previously been an energy policy advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican.

(Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

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