Pence's office said it made a decision to delay the trip to ensure Senate passage of the GOP tax bill, which is likely to keep the vice president in Washington past his scheduled Tuesday night departure. Instead, the trip will be rescheduled for the week of January 14, officials told reporters.
"We have some senators who obviously can't make it there for the vote and the vice president feels that it's important for him to be here for the largest tax cut in history", the official said.
She added that Mr. Pence "looks forward to traveling to Egypt and Israel in January".
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He also added that he might continue taking part in the football world: "I will continue in football but in a different role". I wanted to thank you so much for your football, for our 17 years of friendship and for joining me in Orlando.
As vice president, Pence presides over the Senate and would cast a tie-breaking vote in the case of a tie.
"The tax vote is still in very good shape, but we don't want to take any chances whatsoever", a senior White House official said.
The vice president's trip has been complicated due to the uproar in the Middle East over President Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
A senior official said that high-profile protests of Trump's decision were not a factor in delaying the trip. The administration also announced plans to eventually move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Abbas' diplomatic adviser, Majdi Khaldi, said Abbas would not meet with Pence "because the USA has crossed red lines" with its decision on Jerusalem.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah faction had called for a massive demonstration to protest against Pence's visit.
The White House warned that cancelling the meeting in the West Bank would be "counterproductive", but Abbas has been under heavy domestic pressure to shun Pence following Trump's announcement.
Assets held by USA corporations overseas would face a one-time "deemed repatriation" tax of 8% on fixed assets and 15.5% on cash. This is expected to save more than $300 billion over the coming decade, which was applied to offset the cost of tax reductions.
The Detroit Tigers have reportedly traded second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Los Angeles Angels for two minor league prospects. This marks the second big move of the young winter for an Angels team that already added Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani .
Mayor Ali Salam - a Muslim - said Trump's decision "has taken away the joy of the holiday", the Times of Israel reported . Nazareth, which Christians consider to be Jesus' birth site, is a major tourist destination and pilgrimage site.
McGregor didn't outright say no, but the Irish phenom did say "I think a true right is what I want to do next". He has not fought in the Octagon since November 2016, and he has never defended a UFC championship.
The last time Freeman addressed the subject, after a rout of Oregon State in the Civil War, Freeman said "I don't know". The Ducks didn't have much luck in conference matchups this season, as they posted a meager 4-5 record in Pac-12 play.
Whoopi Goldberg excoriated Omarosa on " The View " and pointedly said the fired White House official is "nasty" to women of color. Her resignation from her job as director of communications for the office of the public liaison is effective January 20.
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She was arrested Friday night in California and has a court date there Monday ahead of her extradition to Tennessee. There was a break in the high-profile cold case when the gun used to murder Wright was found in a MS lake.
The area immediately surrounding the incident was closed to the public, but the airport was functioning normally, Verberkt said. Videos on social media showed what appeared to be the suspect being taken out of the airport in a stretcher.
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