Kansas governor has Oct. 4 hearing on ambassador nomination
September 28, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says a U.S. Senate committee hearing is set for next week on his nomination for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
But Brownback told reporters Wednesday he's not sure how quickly the Senate could vote on his nomination after the Oct. 4 hearing by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
President Donald Trump nominated the two-term Republican governor for the ambassadorship in late July. Brownback said he'll step down as governor when the Senate confirms him.
Brownback's departure will automatically elevate fellow Republi...