BISMARCK — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson postponed a trip to North Dakota planned for Tuesday, Aug. 6, Sen. John Hoeven said Monday.
Hoeven's office announced the visit Monday afternoon but said just hours later that Carson's schedule had changed. The Republican senator's office said they were working to reschedule.
Carson was scheduled to tour a new housing and supportive service facility in Grand Forks and hold a roundtable discussion on housing in Grand Forks City Hall. Then he was to tour Fort Totten on the Spirit Lake Reservation with Chairwoman Peggy Cavanaugh and other tribal officials.
Hoeven's office said he wanted to bring Carson to the state to "showcase local housing projects and give local government and tribal officials an opportunity to provide direct input on HUD’s programs."
Hoeven invited Carson to the state in April. A one-time presidential candidate, he addressed the North Dakota GOP convention in 2016 in support of then-candidate Donald Trump.