Sam Brownback has spent many years in Kansas politics. Here are some of the highlights from that time. Hunter Woodall and Neil Nakahodo The Kansas City Star
Sam Brownback has spent many years in Kansas politics. Here are some of the highlights from that time. Hunter Woodall and Neil Nakahodo The Kansas City Star

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Brownback says he has a Senate confirmation hearing for Trump post

By Hunter Woodall

hwoodall@kcstar.com

September 27, 2017 4:15 PM

TOPEKA

Gov. Sam Brownback said Wednesday that a date has been set for a Senate confirmation hearing on his path to join President Donald Trump’s administration.

“Date’s next week, Oct. 4,” Brownback said.

The Trump White House in late July announced Brownback’s appointment as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Brownback said the hearing would be in front of the Senate Foreign Relations committee.

Once Brownback leaves the governor’s office, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer is expected to take his place.

Colyer said he’s working with people on different aspects of the transition.

“We are working very hard on where we’re going, what we’re doing,” Colyer said. “We’re listening and working with a lot of different people and you’ll be hearing a lot about it over the next few months, or next few weeks.”

Brownback also reiterated to reporters Wednesday that he does not plan to step down until he’s confirmed.

Hunter Woodall: 785-354-1388, @HunterMw

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