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Pompeo expected to visit Kansas on Thursday

Pompeo expected to visit Kansas on Thursday
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Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Nikki Haley warns Republicans on China: 'If they take Taiwan, it's all over' The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters 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 RobertsSenate GOP faces retirement brain drain Roy Blunt won't run for Senate seat in 2022 Lobbying world 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 EstesThe case for improving America's research and experimentation tax credit To encourage innovation, Congress should pass two bills protecting important R&D tax provision Lobbying world MORE (R-Kan.) confirmed to the Eagle that the former Kansas congressman would be in attendance.

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President Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpMichael Cohen predicts Trump will turn on family after revelation of criminal probe Eric Trump buys .2M home near father's golf club in Florida Melinda Gates tapped divorce lawyers in 2019 after Epstein links to husband: report MORE and Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossCommerce Department unit gathered intel on employees, census critics: report Former Trump officials find tough job market On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits 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.