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VP Mike Pence visits Baton Rouge area

VP Mike Pence and Congressman Garret Graves (Source: WAFB) VP Mike Pence and Congressman Garret Graves (Source: WAFB)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Vice President Mike Pence landed in Baton Rouge around 10:40 a.m. for a "listening session" with business leaders and to make remarks.

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Congressman Garret Graves was on the plane with VP Pence. Both were greeted at the airport by Gov. John Bel Edwards and Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. 

“I appreciate Vice President Pence coming to Louisiana," said Gov. Edwards. "I shared my concerns with the Vice President about the administration’s budget proposal, and I promised to work with him and President Trump to craft a plan that doesn’t unfairly target our state, but achieves our shared goal of fiscal responsibility.”

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Pence made a stop in Denham Springs to visit with a couple that was impacted by the August flooding. 

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After the visit VP Pence went to Cajun Industries in Port Allen. 

US Sen. John Kennedy issued the following statement on the vice president's trip to Louisiana:

I am thrilled that Vice President Pence is taking the opportunity to visit Louisiana and see firsthand the negative impact of Obamacare on businesses. Unfortunately, I was not able to accompany him because of important votes in Washington on behalf of our people in Louisiana. I want to thank Vice President Pence for his invitation and wish him a warm welcome on behalf of all Louisianans.

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD issued the following statement on the vice president's trip to Louisiana:

Vice President Pence will be in Louisiana. Unfortunately I cannot be there due to Senate responsibilities. He is a good man and we share the same goal of repealing and replacing Obamacare with a system that brings down premiums for hard working families.

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