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WASHINGTON, DC  Jeffrey Clay Sell was sworn in today as Deputy Secretary of Energy at a small ceremony held at the Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, DC.  Mr. Sell was sworn in by Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman after being unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on Thursday, March 17, 2005.   

“Clay brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to the department, which will be critical as we seek to ensure an affordable, reliable energy supply for America’s future,” Secretary Bodman said.  “As Deputy Secretary, Clay will play a critical role in the management of our nuclear stockpile and the effort to continue America’s leadership in science and basic research.”

“I am honored to be sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Energy,” Deputy Secretary Sell said.  “I have great regard for the significant work and outstanding employees of the Department of Energy.  I look forward to working hand-in-glove with Secretary Bodman to help ensure continued excellence in our national and economic security, as well as scientific missions.”

Today is Mr. Sell’s first day at the Department of Energy. 

Note:  A photo of the swearing-in ceremony is available from the press office at 202/586-5806.

Media contact:  Mike Waldron, 202/586-4940