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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...

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