Pence Vows US Embassy In Jerusalem Will Open In 2019

Saagar Enjeti – January 22, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence vowed that the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem will open in 2019 in a Monday speech before Israel’s legislative body.

“In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem — and that the United States embassy will open before the end of next year,” Pence declared. Pence’s speech follows President Donald Trump’s December decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and formally begin the process of moving the embassy from Tel Aviv.

“Mr. Vice President, I’ve had the privilege over the years of standing here with hundreds of world leaders and welcome them, all of them to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Pence, adding “this is the first time that I stand here where both leaders can say those three words.”

VP Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote to allow states to defund Planned Parenthood

– March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON– Republican legislation letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers squeezed narrowly through the Senate Thursday, rescued by an ailing GOP senator who returned to the Capitol after back surgery and a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence.

In Congress’ latest clash mixing the politics of abortion, women’s health and states’ rights, Pence cast the decisive vote in a 51-50 roll call. The tally had been tied after two GOP senators, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski and Maine’s Susan Collins, joined Democrats opposing the measure.

Senate approval sent the legislation to President Donald Trump, who was expected to sign it. The House voted its consent last month.