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Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th and current Vice President of the United States, since January 20, 2017. He previously was the 50th Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013.


Born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, Pence graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before entering private practice. After losing two bids for a U.S. congressional seat in 1988 and 1990, he became a conservative radio and television talk show host from 1994 to 1999. Pence was elected to the United States Congress in 2000 and represented Indiana's 2nd congressional district and Indiana's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. He served as the chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2009 to 2011. Pence positioned himself as a "principled conservative" and supporter of the Tea Party movement, stating that he was "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order."


Upon becoming Governor of Indiana in January 2013, Pence initiated the largest tax cut in Indiana's history and pushed for more funding for education initiatives. Pence signed bills intended to restrict abortions, including one that prohibited abortions if the reason for the procedure was the fetus's race, gender, or disability. After Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, he encountered fierce resistance from moderate members of his party, the business community, and LGBT advocates. Shortly thereafter, he signed legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and other criteria.


On November 8, 2016, Pence was elected as Vice President, after he dropped out of his gubernatorial reelection campaign in July to become the vice presidential running mate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who went on to win the presidential election.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is to give remarks during an America First Policies event in Cleveland and attend a private fundraiser for an Ohio congressman. A White House official says Pence is to speak Friday afternoon at a policy event at the InterContinental Cleveland Hotel.
In what is surely the best use of an elected official's time since Vice President Mike Pence went to a football game just so he could walk out of it in the opening minutes, a Minnesota state representative has decided that Becca Kufrin, the ostensible “winner” of this season of The Bachelor, shouldn't have to ...

With trips to Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa and Kentucky this week, the 58-year-old is trying to bolster the profile of Republican candidates for both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Pence is expected to speak at an event in Cleveland on Friday, and will likely be joined by Rep. Jim Renacci, Senator ...
Pence is appearing as part of his tour promoting the recent income tax overhaul with America First Policies, a nonprofit organization created to promote President Donald Trump's agenda. Pence then will cross the river to appear at an evening fundraiser for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, a fellow Republican.
Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a “Tax Cuts to Put America First” event at the Mid-America Center on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Council Bluffs. .... “I think right now we've got this representative from this administration in our back yard, and we need to let him and them know we don't support their ...
Vice President Mike Pence solicited campaign donations for congressional candidate Rick Saccone in an email blast sent out Thursday afternoon. Saccone, a Republican state representative from Elizabeth Township, faces Democrat Conor Lamb in a March 13 special election to replace former U.S. Rep.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to fellow Michigan residents during a visit to American Axle and Manufacturing in Auburn Hills, Mich., on Thursday, Sep. ... Pence will make a stop in Southfield to speak at an event hosted by the Great American Committee PAC to support Republican U.S. representatives ...
Vice President Mike Pence gives remarks at a Republican National Committee donor luncheon for the Trump Victory political action committee, .... Jason Isaac of Dripping Springs, and former CIA officer William Negley, both of whom are running — among a field for 18 GOP candidates — for U.S. Rep.
With the Trump administration laying down a harder line as Congress debates immigration policy, Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Texas on Friday to tour the Mexican border and meet with area law ... Pence had previously said the San Antonio trip also will help raise campaign money for U.S. Rep.
Some vulnerable California House Republicans can thank House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Vice President Mike Pence for at least a fifth of the money they have raised for this year's midterm elections. A joint fundraising committee connected with Pence and McCarthy gave Rep. Steve Knight of Palmdale ...
Sitting beside her was state Rep. Rick Saccone, the Republican running in March 13's special election to fill the seat left vacant by Republican Tim Murphy's resignation. Saccone is facing Democrat Conor Lamb, a former federal prosecutor. Vice President Mike Pence visited earlier this month to help ...
Some vulnerable California House Republicans can thank House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Vice President Mike Pence for at least a fifth of the money they have raised for this year's midterm elections. A joint fundraising committee connected with Pence and McCarthy gave Rep. Steve Knight of Palmdale ...
The political arm for Vice President Mike Pence has been quietly boosting select Republicans in key gubernatorial races in the 2018 election cycle. ... Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Kim Reynolds of Iowa, as well as those running in contested primaries, like Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Rep.
Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries slammed President Trump for suggesting it was treasonous for Democrats not to applaud during his State of the Union and ... Flynn was fired in February 2017 for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with then-Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Mike Pence campaigns with PA state Rep. Rick Saccone ... of an extramarital affair. That's former seven-term Congressman Tim Murphy who resigned last October. And In ... ads to help state Rep. Rick Saccone, their candidate for the Pittsburgh-area seat held until last year by disgraced former GOP Rep.
North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer made the announcement in an interview on KXJB-TV. Wentz, the former North Dakota State University star, will replace Vice President Mike Pence, who will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the Olympic opening ceremonies. The National Prayer Breakfast, actually an ...
(JTA) — The father of Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student imprisoned by North Korea who died after being sent back comatose to the United States, will attend the Olympics Opening Ceremonies as a guest of Vice President Mike Pence. The Olympics will open in PyeongChang, South Korea on ...

Vice President Mike Pence will prioritize raising money for vulnerable Republicans in the months ahead after his political action committee raised ... Also benefitting from the first round of donations were Indiana congressional candidate Greg Pence, the vice president's brother; and Trump ally, Rep.
But the star of the event was Vice President Mike Pence, who played the Republicans' greatest hits for the crowd in Bethel Park. “With Rick Saccone in Congress, we're gonna pass a historic infrastructure bill, and we're going to rebuild America,” Pence said. “With Rick Saccone in Congress, we're gonna fix ...
28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. as Vice President Mike Pence and House ... Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., tweeted that he contacted the U.S. Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ask law enforcement to consider ...
U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union address as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) look on in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Vice President Mike Pence will be making a trip to West Virginia to talk economic progress and tax reform. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., made the announced Tuesday with Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., that the vice president will visit West Virginia on Wednesday.
Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan are sitting behind Trump during his State of the Union speech tonight. ... Bernie Sanders will also deliver a response to the State of the Union via social media. Rep. Maxine Waters from California will also give a response during a BET news ...
WASHINGTON — Sen. Kamala Harris will bring Denea Joseph, a Belize native and member of UndocuBlack, which seeks to raise awareness that black people are also among the undocumented population, not just Asians and Latinos. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, plans to wear black in solidarity ...
President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, arrives Feb. 28, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington ... Seeking to set the tone for their election-year strategy, party leaders have tapped Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen wave as they landed at Tel Aviv airport Sunday, Jan. ... WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vice President Mike Pence will visit White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, this week to visit a local business and address lawmakers at the Republican ... On Monday, U.S. Rep.
Ted Cruz, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, supports the U.S. moving to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The U.S. also plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, Vice President Mike Pence said during an Israel visit last week. The United Nations General ...
28, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, for his address to a joint session of ... Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, will be accompanied by a Denver Public Schools teacher while U.S. Rep.
... will join Representatives Joseph Kennedy and Jared Huffman as their guests at this year's State of the Union. Donald Trump and Mike Pence are attempting to ban openly-transgender service members despite their courageous and honorable service in uniform. Following the State of the Union and Rep.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The rabbi of the Western Wall sent a letter of apology to the editor of the Israeli business daily Globes for the discriminatory treatment of one of its reporters during Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the site last week. Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, writing to Globes editor-in-chief Naama ...
A former Mike Pence gubernatorial aide is running for an open congressional seat that spans swaths central and northwestern Indiana. Jan. 29, 2018, at 10:57 a.m.. Ex-Pence Gubernatorial Aide ... Republican Diego Morales is running for the 4th District seat that current GOP Rep. Todd Rokita is giving up to run for Senate.
#HolocaustRemembranceDay #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/67UuC1cYI2— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 27, 2018. Pence, an evangelical Christian, frequently made biblical allusions in his speech before the Knesset in Jerusalem last week. Some online commentators expressed their ...
Vice President Mike Pence, looking to buttress his party ahead of what is shaping up to be a difficult midterm election season, will headline a high-dollar ... for Pennsylvania Republican Rick Saccone, who is competing in a high-profile March special election for the House seat vacated by former Rep.
Saccone is running against Democrat Conor Lamb in a special House election to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Tim Murphy · Tim MurphyPennsylvania Supreme Court rules state congressional map unconstitutional Dem releases first special election TV ad ahead of Trump visit GOP looks to avoid PA ...
Vice President Mike Pence will be stepping down from the GOP ticket in 2020 to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Indiana. White House insiders are leaking news left and right today about a shakeup to the 2020 Trump re-election campaign. According to two different White House general staffers and a mid-level ...
The jostling over a new district map won't affect the March 13 special election to replace Republican U.S. Rep. ... And next week, Vice President Mike Pence will head to the region to campaign with Saccone and help bolster his campaign coffers, according to a fundraiser invitation from the state Republican ...
Rumors have been swirling around the Executive Mansion for weeks that Mike Pence may feel like he could be more beneficial delivering the state of Indiana and running for Senate to fill the seat of Kelly MaCadoo, who has decided to join the ranks of the RINO and retire in 2020. Pence is the best option to ...
WASHINGTON (JTA) A Pennsylvania Republican congressman running for the Senate was interviewed by and appeared at an event with Holocaust deniers, CNN reported. CNN's KFile, which delves into candidates' past, uncovered an interview that Rep. Lou Barletta gave in 2006 when he was mayor of ...
Vice President Mike Pence will head to Pennsylvania's 18th district next month to campaign for Republican candidate Rick Saccone in a special election that's ignited new GOP ... The district voted for President Trump by nearly 20 points in the 2016 presidential election, and had been represented by Rep.
Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for state Rep. Rick Saccone's (R-Allegheny) Congressional campaign in the special election to replace former Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny). The location of the event was not disclosed in the email sent by the PA GOP about his visit, but will likely take ...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump on the president's disparaging comments about immigrants from Africa and Haiti. Pence tells The Associated Press in an interview in Jerusalem that he “knows the president's heart.” He says Trump is determined to ...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, expressed her opposition to the bill, as did Deputy Whip Rep. ... debate with an open amendment process if no agreement has been reached with the White House and House of Representatives," Graham said in a statement Saturday afternoon.
Vice President Pence on Monday dismissed allegations that President Trump · Donald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE had an extramarital affair with an ...
The GOP coalesced around that message in statements by congressional leaders, tweets from President Donald Trump and an appearance Sunday by Vice President Mike Pence, who used a visit to American troops in the Middle East to accuse Democrats of holding the nation's warriors hostage to politics.
Meanwhile, Meehan was also one of the GOP's chosen representatives on the House Ethics Committee, where he was tasked with investigating sexual misconduct by his colleagues in both parties like Reps. John Conyers and Blake Farenthold and never thought to disclose his own problems — and the ...
Vice President Mike Pence met with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi in Cairo on Saturday for around three hours, according to the Washington Post, .... GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan reached a settlement with an aide using taxpayer funds after he pursued her romantically and "grew hostile when she did ...
Figure skater Adam Rippon, who recently became the first openly gay man to qualify for the U.S. Winter Olympics team, doesn't think Vice President Mike Pence should lead the 2018 U.S. Olympic delegation next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea. “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that ...
As an Indiana congressman in the wake of the GOP's House takeover in 2011, then-Rep. Mike Pence, now Trump's vice president, said he would be willing to shut the government down over reducing government spending and over his amendment to defund Planned Parenthood. In either case, he said, ...
Vice President Mike Pence is launching a cross-country campaign tour aimed at boosting Republicans who are confronting an increasingly perilous 2018 midterm election. ... The vice president will stump for several endangered House GOP incumbents In February and March, including Texas Rep.
Vice President Mike Pence has not responded to the remarks, and his office did not respond to repeated requests for comment on Friday. Several Republicans have also denounced Trump's statement, including Reps. Mia Love, Illeana Ros-Lehtinen and Erik Paulsen. House Speaker Paul Ryan called the ...


 

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