Pompeo expected to visit Kansas on Thursday

Pompeo expected to visit Kansas on Thursday
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Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoChinese lawmakers approve law allowing for stricter crackdown on Hong Kong The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US virus deaths exceed 100,000; Pelosi pulls FISA bill Overnight Defense: Trump ends sanctions waivers for Iran nuclear projects | Top Dems says State working on new Saudi arms sale | 34-year-old Army reservist ID'd as third military COVID-19 death MORE is expected to visit Kansas on Thursday, in what would be his fourth visit to his home state this year.

Pompeo, who some Republicans hope will run for retiring Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsThe 10 Senate seats most likely to flip State Department scrutiny threatens Pompeo's political ambitions The age of handshakes may be over — so how to seal the deal now? MORE's (R-Kansas) seat next year, plans to attend a roundtable discussion for the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the federal government about skills-based education, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Rep. Ron EstesRonald (Ron) Gene EstesHouse GOP lawmakers urge Senate to confirm Vought Electric Avenue: The Democrats' crusade to rob from the poor to build electric cars for the rich Pompeo expected to visit Kansas on Thursday MORE (R-Kan.) confirmed to the Eagle that the former Kansas congressman would be in attendance.


President Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump: food chain 'almost working perfectly again' Lilly Wachowski claps back at Ivanka Trump and Elon Musk's 'red pill' exchange Trump says he gave officials 'option' to wear masks at Rose Garden event MORE and Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossOn The Money: US tops 100,000 coronavirus deaths with no end in sight | How lawmaker ties helped shape Fed chairman's COVID-19 response | Tenants fear mass evictions Ross: Trump considering 'whole menu' of options against China on Hong Kong law OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Government predicts busy hurricane season | Report: BLM says oil and gas operators should set their own royalty rates for public lands drilling | Michigan flooding risks damage to hazardous waste sites: report MORE chair the board hosting the roundtable discussion the secretary plans to attend, according to the Federal Register.

A State Department official told the Eagle there was no travel to announce “at this time.”

Pompeo has not firmly said whether he will run for the Senate, saying he will continue in his present role as long as the president wants him.

The House impeachment inquiry has drawn testimony from a number of officials in Pompeo's department as Democrats investigate Trump's policies and actions with regard to Ukraine. 

Democrats are focused on whether Trump withheld aide to Ukraine to get that country's government to conduct politically motivated investigations that might have helped Trump.