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."
Pence made a stop in Denham Springs to visit with a couple that was impacted by the August flooding.
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:
US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD issued the following statement on the vice president's trip to Louisiana: