Skip to comments.Itís official: Ben Carson confirmed as HUD secretary
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.
Would rather have seen him with some major influence on healthcare.
Either way a good guy to have on your team.
Until they find out he talked to a Russian immigrant.
Urban life as a black was his life.
A good pick.
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!
Yes a great pick indeed.
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
|Not Voting - 1|
|Vote Summary||By Senator Name||By Vote Position||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|
That was the cloture vote taken yesterday, March 1st.
The vote today to confirm Carson was 58 Yes and 41 No
I wonder who the 10 dems were.
Where can one find that info out? Thanks ahead of time whomever answers :)
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.
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)
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.
As a New Yorker, I can tell you that have not seen Sen. Gillebrand vote ‘Yea’ on any cabinet nominee.
Kaine is from VA, but still vulnerable. Error on my part there.
2018 can end up being a very good year for us.
I thought Allen West moved to Texas?
I would have loved to seen him remain in Florida and become a U.S. Senator.
YAY!! It’s about time! :)
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...
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