Senator Scott Votes to Confirm Dr. Carson as New HUD Secretary

Washington-U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below after voting for the confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to serve as the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The Senate approved Dr. Carson’s appointment by a vote of 58-41.

“As Chairman of the subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, I have seen firsthand how the shortfalls of the prior HUD leadership have led to the appalling conditions that are an unfortunate reality for so many of our families who rely on our nation’s federally funded public housing properties. We need someone to take over who will help bring a fresh perspective to a government agency in desperate need of innovative change, and that is why I voted to support Dr. Ben Carson’s nomination as our new HUD Secretary.”