It was Ben Carson’s maiden appearance before the Senate Banking Committee with a full complement of senators prepared to grill him as the nominee to head HUD. From all appearances, Carson likely will win over most committee members despite his frequent deflections of prickly questions. Carson emphasized he will approach HUD programs “holistically,” meaning how they interact with all social needs and shortcomings -- how housing, health and education interplay to provide overall government support in a way to wean people from government subsidies. Noting a strong connection between housing and [...]
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