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Branstad Confirmation Hearing Begins

Voice of America

Several months after his nomination was first announced, the confirmation hearing for Terry Branstad will finally begin.

 The governor of Iowa will go before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday in Washington as it considers whether he'll become the next US ambassador to China. 

Following tradition, the nominee's home state senators will introduce him - Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst.

( 9 am central time - The hearing will be live-streamed on the committee website, www.foreign.senate.gov.  The hearing will also be live-streamed on Grassley's Facebook page.)



A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.