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>> Dr. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon tapped to be the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Telling senators Thursday about his hard scrabble upbringing by a single mother in Detroit, saying he backs a quote holistic vision for housing policy.>> So I have actually in my life understood what housing insecurity was.
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I actually believe that there is a tremendous nexus, a great intersection, because good health has a lot to do with a good environment.>> Carson, the one time Republican presidential candidate who has no government experience, was braced for tough questions about why him an acclaimed surgeon to lead government policy on housing.
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But the toughest questions coming not on Carson's qualifications, but on his boss, President-elect Donald Trump in a tense exchange with Democrat and firebrand Elizabeth Warren.>> Can you just assure us that not one dollar will go to benefit either the President-elect or his family?>> It will not be my intention to do anything to benefit any American.
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>> I understand that.>> It's for all Americans, everything that we do.>> Do I take that to mean that you may manage programs that will significantly benefit the President-elect?>> You can take it to mean that I will manage things in a way that benefits the American people.
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That is going to be the goal.>> When questioned further by ranking Democrat Sherrod Brown, Carson said he'd work to set up a way to report back on any conflicts of interest with Trump's housing holdings. Carson, who is expected to be confirmed, would be responsible for managing the $40 billion budget that helps low and middle income renters and homeowners.