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CRAMER: Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Carson as Housing and Urban Development Secretary

Mar 2, 2017
Press Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

“I had the great pleasure of getting to know Dr. Carson through the campaign and throughout the fall.  I can’t think of a person better prepared to head up the Housing and Urban Development than Dr. Carson.  He’s always the smartest person in the room no matter who the audience includes.  He grew up, as you know, in poverty and understands the challenges of inner city as well as rural – which are in many cases similar in terms of the opportunity to have access to capital and the things that are important to providing the types of infrastructure that our families need throughout our country.  Congratulations to him.  I’m grateful he finally got confirmed and I’m looking forward to working with him.”