Brownback sworn in as U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

Published: February 1, 2018,
WASHINGTON (KSNT) – Former Kansas Governor Sam Brownback was officially sworn in Thursday afternoon as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.President Donald Trump first nominated Brownback for the ambassador’s post last July, but Democrats and LGBT groups opposed his appointment.

The International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Public Law 105–292, as amended by Public Law 106–55, Public Law 106–113, Public Law 107–228, Public Law 108–332, and Public Law 108–458) was passed to promote religious freedom as a foreign policy of the United States, and to advocate on the behalf of the individuals
Brownback was confirmed for the position last week after senators voted 49-49 , with Pence breaking the tie in Brownback’s favor.Brownback stepped down as Kansas governor Wednesday with Republican Jeff Colyer replacing him.

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