US Senate confirms Carson as HUD secretary

Source: Fox News

“Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was confirmed by the Senate Thursday to become housing secretary in the Trump administration. Carson, a former Republican presidential candidate who battled Trump for the GOP nomination, was confirmed for the Cabinet position by a 58 to 41 vote. In his role as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, Carson will lead more than 8,300 employees and handle an annual budget of nearly $47 billion.” (03/02/17)