FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks at the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House in Washington. The federal government shutdown has scrambled plans for a Missouri prayer breakfast after Ben Carson had to cancel as the keynote speaker Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. A spokesman for the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development said Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, that the agency could not pay for the secretary's travel to Missouri because of the shutdown.
FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks at the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House in Washington. The federal government shutdown has scrambled plans for a Missouri prayer breakfast after Ben Carson had to cancel as the keynote speaker Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. A spokesman for the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development said Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, that the agency could not pay for the secretary's travel to Missouri because of the shutdown. Andrew Harnik, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks at the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House in Washington. The federal government shutdown has scrambled plans for a Missouri prayer breakfast after Ben Carson had to cancel as the keynote speaker Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. A spokesman for the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development said Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, that the agency could not pay for the secretary's travel to Missouri because of the shutdown. Andrew Harnik, File AP Photo