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Pence Sends Message to Congress: 'Time to get to Work'

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 Mike Pence (AP)

Tuesday, 03 Jan 2017 10:00 AM

Vice President-elect Mike Pence has a message for Capitol Hill: "It's time to get to work."

President-elect Donald Trump's second in command made the comment on Tuesday as he entered Trump Tower in New York as members of Congress convened in Washington for the first time in 2017.

Pence said he would spend Wednesday on Capitol Hill meeting with members of the House and Senate about the incoming administration's agenda.

"The president-elect has a very clear message to Capitol Hill and that is it's time to get to work and it's time to keep our word to the American people to make this country great again, make it prosperous again," Pence said. 

The priorities Pence mentioned were "repealing and replacing Obamacare" along with plans to "roll back the avalanche of red tape and regulation that have been stifling American jobs and growth."

Pence also said there would likely be another Cabinet announcement in the coming days.

Pence was also asked if Trump had lost confidence in the intelligence community.

"I think the challenges that America faces on the world stage are going to be met with renewed American strength and renewed American leadership," Pence responded. "Rebuilding our military, engaging leaders around the world as the president-elect has done on a personal basis, is all part and parcel of a new season.

"I think the world will see that with our president-elect taking office that America will be standing tall in the world again, engaging the world again, and standing firmly for America's interests," Pence concluded.

 

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