The US Senate confirmed Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of HUD with 58 voting Yes and 41 voting No. Carson is the 16th confirmed member of President Trump's cabinet.
The cloture clock starts for Rick Perry, nominee for Secretary of Energy, and the Perry vote will be later today.
Five nominees await confirmation:
- Rick Perry - Secretary of Energy
- Seema Verma - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Sonny Purdue - Secretary of Agriculture
- Alexander Acosta - Secretary of Labor
- Robert Lighthizer - US Trade Representative