Vice President-elect Mike Pence visits Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers and says he is encouraged by enthusiasm for the Trump agenda. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Vice President-elect Mike Pence was on Capitol Hill on Thursday (November 17), where he met with lawmakers and expressed excitement for "moving the Trump agenda forward." "Very humbling to to be back among my former colleagues who are excited about moving the Trump agenda forward in the coming Congress and I'm just so grateful, so grateful for the warm hospitality and all of their determination to work with our incoming administration and make America great again," Pence said as he walked down the hallway of a Capital Hill building. Trump and Pence will be sworn to the White House in January 2017, and will have a Republican majority in the House and the Senate that will make passing laws an easier task than the previous administration had with Congress. "I am very confident that, as we move toward inauguration and bring together a great team, work in concert with leaders in the House and the Senate, now we're going to move an agenda that's to rebuild our military, revive our economy and in a word make America great again," Pence said. As House Republicans prepared to meet with Pence, they announced their decision to pursue a short-term measure to keep the government funded at current levels until March in order to give incoming President-elect Donald Trump more of a say on budget and appropriations issues, lawmakers said on Thursday.