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Housing Secretary Carson Under Fire for Spending Amid HUD Budget Cuts

HeadlineMar 01, 2018

Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire, after his office agreed to spend $165,000 on furniture in its Washington, D.C., headquarters. Details of the purchases—which included a $31,000 dining set for Carson’s office—emerged this week, after a HUD whistleblower said she was demoted after she refused to exceed a $5,000 spending limit on office furniture. The purchases came as the Trump administration proposed slashing HUD’s budget by $6.8 billion, or about 14 percent.

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