Pompeo expected to visit Kansas on Thursday

Pompeo expected to visit Kansas on Thursday
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Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoRussia suggests military deployments to Cuba, Venezuela an option The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Winter is here for Democrats Overnight Defense & National Security — Nuclear states say no winners in global war 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 RobertsBiden remembers Dole as 'master of the Senate' at National Cathedral Bob Dole: heroic, prickly and effective McConnell gets GOP wake-up call 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 Estes trillion tax hike the opposite of 'good investment' LIVE COVERAGE: Tax hikes take center stage in Ways and Means markup The case for improving America's research and experimentation tax credit 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 TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Winter is here for Democrats NY attorney general subpoenas Trump, Ivanka, Donald Jr. Cheney cites testimony that Ivanka asked Trump to 'please stop this violence' on Jan. 6 MORE and Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossHolding defiant Trump witnesses to account, Jan. 6 committee carries out Congress's constitutional role Bannon's subpoena snub sets up big decision for Biden DOJ House panel, Commerce Department reach agreement on census documents 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.