Vice President Mike Pence talks tax cuts, fundraises for Yoder during Kansas City visit

Posted at 7:33 AM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 15:27:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Vice President Mike Pence landed in Kansas City late Wednesday morning, beginning a busy schedule of events.

The city said it can’t disclose the vice president’s exact route of travel, but said downtown drivers should expect serious delays due to periodic road closures between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

While in town, Pence promoted President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and raised money for Rep. Kevin Yoder’s campaign.

Yoder is running for re-election to his current seat representing the third district of Kansas.

Wednesday afternoon, Pence gave a speech at an America First Policies event called “Tax Cuts to Put America First” at the downtown Marriott.

Several speakers spoke ahead of Pence, discussing the tax cuts and jobs act signed into law by the president and how it will impact citizens in Kansas and Missouri. 

Missouri Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley introduced Pence at the event. 

As Pence began to speak, a few protestors spoke up from the crowd. They were escorted out of the event. 

Pence thanked political leaders in attendance, including Hawley, Kansas Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer. 

Pence discussed multiple topics during his speech, including the farm bill, trade, and tax cuts. 

"In this Congress, we're going to get the farm bill done," he said. 

Pence said they're working with Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts to pass a multi-year farm bill. He also said President Donald Trump will keep fighting for trade deals that are free, fair, reciprocal, and a win for Americans "in the city and on the farm." 

Pence also discussed the tax cuts Trump signed into law, saying millions of Americans have received bonuses and pay raises.