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Itís official: Ben Carson confirmed as HUD secretary
Housing Wire ^ | 03/02/2017 | Brena Swanson

Posted on 03/02/2017 7:40:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Ben Carson is now officially confirmed as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, following the Senate vote Thursday morning.

The approval locks in one of the few remaining cabinet members left to be approved.

The Senate floor voted the day before on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Carson, passing the vote 62-37. The significant majority vote gave Carson a likely green light to be confirmed on Thursday.

Despite a controversial start to his nomination, it turned out to be all bark and no bite as his hearing went fairly smooth.

The former neurosurgeon passed through the Committee On Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs with a unanimous vote of approval on Jan. 24 and is finally making its way to the Senate floor, becoming one of few remaining cabinet picks to be confirmed.

Carson managed to receive support from both sides of the isle, even winning the approval of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 115th; bencarson; cabinet; carson; first100days; housing; hud; trump; trumpcabinet; trumphud; winning
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1 posted on 03/02/2017 7:40:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Woot!

Attago Ben!


2 posted on 03/02/2017 7:41:53 AM PST by Candor7 ((Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

Would rather have seen him with some major influence on healthcare.

Either way a good guy to have on your team.

MAGA


3 posted on 03/02/2017 7:44:56 AM PST by Romans Nine
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To: SeekAndFind

Until they find out he talked to a Russian immigrant.


4 posted on 03/02/2017 7:48:11 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Romans Nine
Doctoring is his talent.

Urban life as a black was his life.

A good pick.

5 posted on 03/02/2017 7:53:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Congratulations, Dr. Carson!

A nice move and a nice outcome for a well-acquitted 2016 presidential run.

Also a great pick IMO on President Trump’s part—now let’s hope Ben goes out and proves me right!


6 posted on 03/02/2017 7:54:51 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Sacajaweau

Yes a great pick indeed.


7 posted on 03/02/2017 8:07:42 AM PST by Romans Nine
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To: 9YearLurker
SENATE ROLL CALL VOTE:

Grouped By Vote Position
YEAs ---62
Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (D-OH)
Burr (R-NC)
Capito (R-WV)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cotton (R-AR)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Enzi (R-WY)
Ernst (R-IA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Gardner (R-CO)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kennedy (R-LA)
King (I-ME)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Paul (R-KY)
Perdue (R-GA)
Portman (R-OH)
Reed (D-RI)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rounds (R-SD)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-SC)
Shelby (R-AL)
Strange (R-AL)
Sullivan (R-AK)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Toomey (R-PA)
Warner (D-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)
Young (R-IN)
NAYs ---37
Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Booker (D-NJ)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Duckworth (D-IL)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harris (D-CA)
Hassan (D-NH)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Hirono (D-HI)
Kaine (D-VA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Leahy (D-VT)
Markey (D-MA)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Peters (D-MI)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-NM)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
Not Voting - 1
Isakson (R-GA)
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

  Grouped by Home State

Alabama: Shelby (R-AL), Yea Strange (R-AL), Yea
Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Yea Sullivan (R-AK), Yea
Arizona: Flake (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Yea Cotton (R-AR), Yea
California: Feinstein (D-CA), Nay Harris (D-CA), Nay
Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Nay Gardner (R-CO), Yea
Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay Murphy (D-CT), Nay
Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Yea Coons (D-DE), Nay
Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Nay Rubio (R-FL), Yea
Georgia: Isakson (R-GA), Not Voting Perdue (R-GA), Yea
Hawaii: Hirono (D-HI), Nay Schatz (D-HI), Nay
Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea Risch (R-ID), Yea
Illinois: Duckworth (D-IL), Nay Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Indiana: Donnelly (D-IN), Yea Young (R-IN), Yea
Iowa: Ernst (R-IA), Yea Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Yea Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Yea Paul (R-KY), Yea
Louisiana: Cassidy (R-LA), Yea Kennedy (R-LA), Yea
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea King (I-ME), Yea
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Yea Van Hollen (D-MD), Nay
Massachusetts: Markey (D-MA), Nay Warren (D-MA), Nay
Michigan: Peters (D-MI), Nay Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Nay Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
Montana: Daines (R-MT), Yea Tester (D-MT), Yea
Nebraska: Fischer (R-NE), Yea Sasse (R-NE), Yea
Nevada: Cortez Masto (D-NV), Nay Heller (R-NV), Yea
New Hampshire: Hassan (D-NH), Nay Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
New Jersey: Booker (D-NJ), Nay Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
New Mexico: Heinrich (D-NM), Nay Udall (D-NM), Nay
New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay Schumer (D-NY), Nay
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Tillis (R-NC), Yea
North Dakota: Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Yea Portman (R-OH), Yea
Oklahoma: Inhofe (R-OK), Yea Lankford (R-OK), Yea
Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Nay Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Yea Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
South Carolina: Graham (R-SC), Yea Scott (R-SC), Yea
South Dakota: Rounds (R-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Yea
Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea Cruz (R-TX), Yea
Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Yea Lee (R-UT), Yea
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Nay Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Virginia: Kaine (D-VA), Nay Warner (D-VA), Yea
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Murray (D-WA), Nay
West Virginia: Capito (R-WV), Yea Manchin (D-WV), Yea
Wisconsin: Baldwin (D-WI), Nay Johnson (R-WI), Yea
Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

8 posted on 03/02/2017 8:08:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That was the cloture vote taken yesterday, March 1st.

The vote today to confirm Carson was 58 Yes and 41 No


9 posted on 03/02/2017 8:11:51 AM PST by exit82 (The opposition has already been Trumped!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Great post.

I wonder who the 10 dems were.

Where can one find that info out? Thanks ahead of time whomever answers :)


10 posted on 03/02/2017 8:16:40 AM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: SeekAndFind

62-37. That suggests there is a discontent among Democrats between the deep blue state wing that wants to block Trump at all costs, and those in red or marginal states that realize they can’t just be roadblocks if they want to be re-elected and move forward.


11 posted on 03/02/2017 8:20:09 AM PST by SouthernerFromTheNorth
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To: SouthernerFromTheNorth
We Floridians ought to be able to get rid of Bill Nelson in 2018.
I'd love to see Allen West get the job.
12 posted on 03/02/2017 8:24:06 AM PST by RightField
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To: dp0622

Dem Yeas: Brown (OH), Cardin (MD), Carper (DE), Donnelly (IN), Heitkamp (ND), King (ME), Manchin (WV), Menendez (NJ), Reed (RI), Tester (MT), Warner (VA)

Dem Nays in vulnerable 2018 seats (i.e. went for Trump, or for Clinton by less than 6 points): Baldwin (WI), Casey (PA), Kaine (WV), Klobuchar (MN), McCaskill (MO), Nelson (FL), Stabenow (MI)


13 posted on 03/02/2017 8:25:49 AM PST by SouthernerFromTheNorth
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To: Candor7

Congratulations Dr. Ben Carson. Secretary Carson has a background which covers medical concerns as well as the enviormental conditions that have a bearing on a number of other peripheral issues. HUD is now in very good hands.


14 posted on 03/02/2017 8:25:50 AM PST by mountainfolk
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To: SouthernerFromTheNorth

As a New Yorker, I can tell you that have not seen Sen. Gillebrand vote ‘Yea’ on any cabinet nominee.


15 posted on 03/02/2017 8:26:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SouthernerFromTheNorth

Kaine is from VA, but still vulnerable. Error on my part there.


16 posted on 03/02/2017 8:26:38 AM PST by SouthernerFromTheNorth
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To: SouthernerFromTheNorth

Wow. Thanks.

2018 can end up being a very good year for us.


17 posted on 03/02/2017 8:28:29 AM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: RightField

I thought Allen West moved to Texas?

I would have loved to seen him remain in Florida and become a U.S. Senator.


18 posted on 03/02/2017 8:28:57 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Hey, news media.....TRUMP in 2020. Because, F--- You!)
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To: SeekAndFind

YAY!! It’s about time! :)


19 posted on 03/02/2017 8:34:35 AM PST by golas1964
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To: dp0622

Although an exceptional case, I would consider Menendez in NJ vulnerable too, since he is dealing with major scandals and indictment. That is probably the best case GOP pickup in a solid blue state.

Has Bernie Sanders decided if he is running again? If so, that is a super-safe seat since he is incredibly popular in Vermont. But if not, the populist agenda and anti-establishment tone could actually flip that state...


20 posted on 03/02/2017 8:35:12 AM PST by SouthernerFromTheNorth
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