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Mike Pompeo

The Wichita Eagle

Last week Donald Trump named Kansas rep. Mike Pompeo as his choice to head the CIA. Now the question for Kansans becomes, who will take Pompeo’s vacant seat in congress?

As The Wichita Eagle reports, it’s now up to Kansas’ 4th Congressional District to choose a successor.

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Kansas GOP Rep. Mike Pompeo released an unusual and strongly worded statement this week condemning Senator Jerry Moran’s recent flip on whether to consider Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, reports Politico. Moran had previously said that he intended to “do his job” and take up consideration of the nominee.

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Mike Pompeo is supporting legislation for government safety inspections of natural gas storage fields.  The bill was introduced by Pat Roberts,R-Dodge City, and Jerry Moran, R-Hays in April.  It would allow the Kansas Corporation Commission to resume inspections.