Washington,DC – U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today made the following statement following his meeting with Dr. Ben Carson, who President-elect Trump recently announced he will nominate to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
“I thank Dr. Carson for taking the time to meet with me this morning to discuss his ideas for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. During our visit, we discussed ways to streamline HUD and make it more effective, as well as housing priorities in South Dakota, particularly in our tribal communities. I thank Dr. Carson for his willingness to take on this important role in government and look forward to his confirmation hearing.”
Rounds is a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction over HUD and will hold Carson’s confirmation hearing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to consider all of President-elect Trump’s nominations in a thorough and timely manner in order to assure a smooth transition between administrations.