Mike Pence Meets with House Republican Conference, Shares Transition Updates

Vice President-elect Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN), is escorted to a closed door House Republicans party conference on Capitol Hill, November 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. Pence is on Capitol Hill today visiting with Congressional lawmakers. (Photo by )
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Vice President-elect Mike Pence met with the House Republican Conference to express a wish for unity so that Congress can work together with the Trump Administration.

Pence told the Conference that he and President-elect Donald Trump want to focus on tax reform and relief, securing the border, repealing and eventually replacing Obamacare, creating jobs, increasing security and building infrastructure.

According to a press release from the transition team, Pence also shared an update on the transition process regarding key appointments.

“He also solicited feedback and suggestions from Conference members on additional appointments and communicated a desire to receive additional input in the weeks ahead,” notes the press release.

Pence also met with Democratic Party leaders — Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi — during his time on Capitol Hill.