Ben Carson confirmed as Housing and Urban Development director
Posted: 8:07 AM, Mar 02, 2017
<p>President-elect Donald Trump says he's "seriously considering" Dr. Ben Carson for housing secretary. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, Trump called Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and former rival for the Republican presidential nomination, "a greatly talented person who loves people!"</p>
(CNN) -- The Senate voted Thursday to confirm retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
The vote was 58-41.
Carson ran against President Donald Trump during last year's Republican presidential primary, before dropping out and endorsing Trump.