Pence Israel Trip Postponed to Mid-January Amid Tax Vote

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 07: In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during an event where NASA introduced 12 new astronaut candidates on June 7, 2017 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. After completing two years …
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The Times of Israel reports: WASHINGTON — US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel scheduled for this week has been delayed until an unknown date in mid-January, the White House announced Monday evening, as the Trump administration seeks to push through historic tax reform legislation.

The delay will allow Pence to remain in Washington in case he needs to break a tie vote in the Senate over President Donald Trump’s tax reforms.

“The largest tax cut in American history is a landmark accomplishment for President Trump and a relief to millions of hardworking Americans,” the vice president’s press secretary, Alyssa Farah, said in a statement. “The Vice President is committed to seeing the tax cut through to the finish line. The Vice President looks forward to traveling to Egypt and Israel in January.”

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