Secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate Ben Carson is sworn in at the start of a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing to confirm his nomination on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominations (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

The Senate has confirmed retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as housing secretary.

The vote was 58-41.

Carson will lead an agency of some 8,300 employees and a budget of about $47 billion.

Carson has no government or housing policy experience. Despite that, his nomination cleared a Senate committee in January on a unanimous vote. Republicans praised his life story as inspiring. Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit with a single mother who had a third-grade education. Democrats welcomed Carson’s promises to address homelessness, lead hazards in housing, and other issues.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development oversees billions of dollars in housing assistance to low-income people. It also enforces fair housing laws and offers mortgage insurance to poorer Americans.

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15 thoughts on “Carson Wins Confirmation As Housing Secretary

  1. Arthur Childress on said:

    How do you go from an iconic, renowned, celebrated neurosurgeon to…. a buffoonish political foot-note?? Smh

      • Diane on said:

        This is my last remark to you WHITE BOY. Why do you keep coming to this website ???? Isn’t their a faux noise webpage you can go to. Get to steppin.

  2. Dr. Larry on said:

    Carson is more accomplished than any of you can dare dream to be. Typical plantation responses…Uncle Tom, coon, sell-out.

  3. No surprise he “won” the confirmation, whatever that means, He is just a simple-minded figure-head in this position, he will only sign documents they sliver in front of him, someone else is pulling the strings, business as usual. It’s such a shame too, because I work with HUD and they need clear policies and new leadership with new ideas and this brain dead clown doesn’t have a clue, too bad he can’t operate on himself.

  4. Another UN-QUALIFIED cronie in Chump’s cabinet.

    Uncle Ben is not suitable to even be a dogcatcher let alone head HUD.
    I feel sorry for the folks who may need federal housing while his dumb ass is in charge!!!!!!!

    Uncle Ben is a mere token negro!!!!!

  5. chris on said:

    Let me save y’all the time. Uncle Tom, coon, bootlicker, oreo. Are there any others? Black people under the control of the left ,hate it when a black man ignores the democrat plantation masters and becomes something of themselves.

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