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.
FYI. Traffic in downtown Kansas City will be impacted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow during a scheduled visit by @VP Pence. Downtown traffic could be severely impacted with periodic road closures.
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.