One of President Donald Trump’s pro-life nominees for a Cabinet position has received approval from a Senate committee. The Senate Banking Committee approved pro-life physician Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump nominated the retired neurosurgeon, who ran against Trump in the wide field of Republican presidential primary candidates earlier this year.
“Dr. Carson has achieved a great deal of success during his impressive and accomplished career, and I was encouraged by his recent testimony before the committee,” said Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, after the vote. “Now that his nomination has been voted favorably out of the committee, it is my hope that the full senate will follow suit in a timely manner.”