CABINET/BEN CARSON/HUD: "Carson criticized sitting HUD Secretary Julian Castro for his last-minute move to cut the premiums that fund the Federal Housing Administration’s insurance fund.
Carson said he was 'surprised to see something of this nature being done on the way out the door.' He said the fee cut could cost as much as $3 billion this year and up to $5 billion next year.
'Certainly, if confirmed I’m going to work with the FHA administrator and other experts to examine that policy,' Carson said."
– “Key moments from Senate hearing on Ben Carson,” Politico.com, Jan 12, 2017, Lorraine Woellert and Kyle Cheney, 1/12/2017