The Senate voted 58-41 This morning to confirm Mr. Carson in a rare show of bipartisanship. Unlike other cabinet members chosen by President Trump, Mr. Carson, did not face much push back from Democrats during his confirmation process.
The Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs unanimously voted his nomination out of committee in January, though several Democrats did question him about his belief that government assistance programs often lead to dependency.
Mr. Carson will now head an agency with a $47 billion budget and a charge to assist millions of low-income renters, fight urban blight and help struggling homeowners stave off foreclosures.
Congrats Ben Carson...