Citing the need to preside over the
Senate’s sweeping tax overhaul, Vice President Mike Pence postponed his
trip to Egypt and Israel until January, just one day before he was set
“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 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,” Alyssa Farah, Pence’s press secretary, said in a
Senior White House officials said the uncertainty of the timing of the
Senate vote could have pushed back Pence’s schedule in Egypt and Israel,
and the vice president felt it was important to be in the Senate in case
he was needed to break a tie vote.
Pence is now scheduled to leave the week of Jan. 14, according to
officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal plans.