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 United States Vice President, Mike Pence

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 ...


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