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How Rick Perry's tenure measures up to past Energy Department secretaries

Data: Department of Energy; Chart: Axios Visuals

Energy Secretary Rick Perry told reporters in Lithuania Monday that his departure from DOE isn't imminent.

The big picture: If Perry does indeed leave soon, the length of his tenure would fall squarely in the middle of his predecessors.

  • "They’ve been writing the story for at least nine months now. One of these days they will probably get it right, but it’s not today, it’s not tomorrow, it’s not next month," Perry said, per Reuters.

Worth noting: "Not next month" doesn't exactly knock down recent reports that he's planning to step down this year.

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