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U.S. Senate Democrats Working To Delay Brownback Nomination

Gov. Brownback speaking at a U.S. Senate committee hearing.
Gov. Brownback speaking at a U.S. Senate committee hearing.

Democrats in the U.S. Senate are working to delay a vote on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s nomination for a diplomatic post.

The Washington bureau of the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle was the first to report on the effort to delay a vote on Brownback’s nomination as an ambassador for religious liberty.

Brownback’s repeal of regulations protecting state workers from discrimination based on their sexual orientation, has Senate Democrats concerned about whether he will stand up for LGBTQ individuals facing religious persecution abroad.

Last week, a Senate committee advanced Brownback’s nomination on a straight party-line vote. A vote in the full Senate was expected sometime this month.

Any substantial delay would complicate Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer’s transition into the governor’s office ahead of the January start of the 2018 Kansas legislative session.

--Jim McLean is managing director of KMUW's Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KMUW, Kansas Public Radio and KCUR covering health, education and politics in Kansas. Follow him on Twitter @jmcleanks.

 To contact KMUW News or to send in a news tip, reach us at news@kmuw.org.

 

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Jim McLean is an editor and reporter for KCUR 89.3. He is the managing director of KCUR's Kansas News Service, a collaboration between KCUR and other public media stations across Kansas.
Jim McLean
Jim McLean is managing director of the Kansas News Service, a collaboration between KMUW and other public media stations across Kansas.