The votes have been counted and the American people elected Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States. ConocoPhillips has already begun to work with the incoming administration to forge the kind of energy future that protects the environment while delivering the world the energy it requires.
“The company is proud of its long, proven history of working with all levels of government to address concerns, help inform public policy and shape its implementation to benefit Americans economically, socially and environmentally,” said Federal & State Government Affairs Vice President John Dabbar. “We’ve made a lot of progress as an industry, and we’re committed to continuing to supply the energy the country needs safely, efficiently and with minimal impact to people and the environment.”
In the days running up to the Jan. 20, 2017 Inauguration Day, we are engaging with the new administration’s transition team directly and through trade associations such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) to provide information about company and industry operating standards, policies and principals.
Federal election summary
Donald Trump won 306 electoral college votes, sweeping the former battleground states of Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Michigan and Pennsylvania but lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by more than 2.5 million votes. The Republican party retained its majority party leadership of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The Senate remains under Republican rule, with a 51-seat majority. All incumbent Congressional candidates representing ConocoPhillips asset areas were re-elected:
State election summary
Gubernatorial races were decided in Montana and North Dakota with incumbent Steve Bullock (D) returning to the Montana governor’s mansion and former Microsoft executive Doug Burgum (R) becoming North Dakota’s new governor. Key state legislative races and chamber leadership outcomes:
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