CABINET/BEN CARSON/HUD: "Carson also drew on the connection between housing and health during his confirmation hearing, arguing in his opening statement that his background as a medical professional prepares him for the top HUD post, noting that 'good health has a lot to do with a good environment' and that substandard living conditions can result in health problems, including learning disabilities in children."

 – “Ben Carson sits for hearing amid questions about qualification,” CNN Politics online, Jan 12, 2017, Jeremy Diamond, 1/12/2017

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