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Carson requests $31,000 dining set order be canceled

Carson requests $31,000 dining set order be canceled
Posted at 1:18 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 09:45:12-05

(CNN) - The Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is responsible for creating affordable housing for Americans, came under fire for spending lavishly on dining furniture.

The department spent $31,000 last year to replace a dining room set in Carson’s office.

Carson said Thursday that he was surprised and is now canceling the order.

House oversight committee chairman Trey Gowdy is requesting that HUD turn over all information related to decoration requests.

Gowdy also wants information related to an employee's claim that she was demoted partly for refusing to spend more on furnishings than was legally allowed.

"There has been no dishonesty or wrongdoing," Carson tweeted Wednesday.

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