EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - A swearing-in ceremony is set Thursday for Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
Perry and Carson are both former rivals of President Donald Trump and each vied for the GOP presidential nomination. Carson and Perry each secured Senate confirmation Thursday to join the Trump Administration.
Carson is a retired neurosurgeon and was confirmed to his position by a vote of 58-41. Later in the day, the Senate backed Perry, a former longtime Texas governor with a vote of 62-37.