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Kansas Governor Nominated for Religious Freedom Ambassador

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 Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 08:29 AM

President Donald Trump officially nominated Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador at large for international religious freedom, according to Politico.

The Republican governor has led Kansas since 2011. If he gains confirmation, he will lead the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, Politico reported.

That office "has the mission of promoting religious freedom as a core objective of U.S. foreign policy…. We monitor religious persecution and discrimination worldwide, recommend and implement policies in respective regions or countries, and develop programs to promote religious freedom," according to its State Department website.

The governor helped shape the International Religious Freedom Act during his tenure as a Kansas congressman, then senator, from 1995 to 2011, according to Politico. The act passed in 1998.

Brownback is one of the most unpopular governors in the U.S., according to a July survey by Morning Consult.

In the survey, Brownback gained a disapproval rating of 66 percent, which is second only to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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President Donald Trump officially nominated Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador at large for international religious freedom, according to Politico.
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