WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, today issued the following statement on President-elect Trump’s nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:

 “Cities coping with crumbling infrastructure and families struggling to afford a roof overhead cannot afford a HUD Secretary whose spokesperson said he doesn’t believe he’s up for the job. President-elect Trump made big promises to rebuild American infrastructure and revitalize our cities, but this appointment raises real questions about how serious he is about actually getting anything done.”