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Secretary Pena Resignation
The following memo was sent this morning to all DOE employees by Secretary
of Energy Federico Peņa and is taken from our local Brookhaven net.
FROM: THE SECRETARY
DATE: April 6, 1998
This weekend, I advised the President and Vice President that I
would be leaving the Administration on June 30. I made this
difficult decision with mixed emotions. There is never a
perfect time for a decision like this, but I believe that after
five-and-a-half years as a member of the Clinton Cabinet, the
time is now right.
I am leaving the Administration for personal and family
reasons. Ellen and I have three wonderful children, and it is
now time for us to focus on their futures.
I have been impressed with, and want to thank, the
extraordinary men and women at the Department of Energy for
their hard work and dedication to our country, and for their
loyal support of me as Secretary of Energy.
I will be holding a press conference at 11:30 am today in the
Forrestal Auditorium. Space will be limited but all are
welcome. The conference will be broadcast on DOE Channel 3
(Forrestal) and Channel 73 or 74 (Germantown). The press
conference will also be broadcast to the field via satellite on
Galaxy 9; Transponder 2; 123 Degrees West; Frequency 3740 MHZ;