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Adviser to Paul Ryan says he’s being considered for HUD head

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Robert L. Woodson Sr., adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), says he is being considered to be the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development under a Donald Trump administration.

{mosads}“They seem to be very serious about it,” Woodson, who is the head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise in Washington, D.C., told The Washington Post on Friday. “I’m not job hunting but we’re talking about how I could possibly work with him. We’re talking about how we could work with those across the aisle to do these things together.”

When asked to clarify if the Trump team has specifically talked about the Cabinet position, Woodson confirmed, stating that “we’re talking about HUD.”

“It’s fair to say that Paul [Ryan] wouldn’t mind having me there to work with them on all of this,” Woodson added.
 
The two are scheduled to meet on Saturday afternoon at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J., according to the Post.
 
Throughout his career, Woodson has been a a supporter of free market-oriented solutions to poverty.
 
Tapping Woodson, who is black, would add diversity to Trump’s nascent administration.
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