The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) purchased a $31,000 dining room set for Secretary Ben Carson’s office, according to a Tuesday report.
The $31,561 purchase consisted of a custom hardwood table, chairs and a hutch for Carson’s office by a career staffer, reported The New York Times.
Carson was unaware that the purchase had been made, according to a HUD spokesperson. However, he does not think that the dining set was too expensive, so he doesn’t plan on returning it, HUD spokesman Raffi Williams said to TheNYT.
“In general, the secretary does want to be as fiscally prudent as possible with the taxpayers’ money,” he said.
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