Gov. Sam Brownback says his hearing for a job in the Trump administration will take place next week.
The president nominated Brownback this summer to be an ambassador for international religious freedom. Brownback says there’s a need to tackle the issue because religious conflicts are at the core of violence throughout the world. He says he’s been preparing for the hearing and he’s ready to step into the role.
“I’ve been getting a number of people reaching out to me about this from various areas and places and it’s been real heartening," Brownback says. "It means there’s a lot of interest and support and a willingness to really do something."
Brownback isn’t sure how soon the full Senate could vote on his nomination but says he’ll step down as governor once he's confirmed.
Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer isn’t talking specifics, but says he is getting ready for his transition into the job of governor.
“We are working on very hard on where we’re going and what we’re doing," Colyer says. "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."
Stephen Koranda is Statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio, a partner in the Kansas News Service. Follow him on Twitter @KPRKoranda.
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