Vice President Mike Pence will nonetheless journey to the Center East subsequent week, however his departure has been delayed, CBS Information has confirmed.
Pence shall be in Washington for a couple of extra days to work on the Republican tax overhaul plan earlier than he leaves. As vice chairman, he may function a tie-breaking vote within the higher chamber. Republicans want a easy majority to move the tax measure below the price range reconciliation course of.
The vice chairman will depart Tuesday for Egypt and can have a bilateral assembly with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday and journey to Israel later within the day, with a cease on the Western Wall in Jerusalem. On Thursday, Pence is slated to fulfill with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ship remarks earlier than the Knesset. He’ll then have dinner with Netanyahu. Earlier than leaving for Germany, he’ll meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and go to Yad Vashem.
Attributable to President Trump’s formal recognition of Jerusalem final week as Israel’s official capital, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has canceled a gathering with Pence as did the grand Imam of al Azhar mosque in Egypt and Christian leaders, together with the top of the Egyptian Coptic Church. Abbas mentioned Wednesday that the Palestinians will not settle for any position for the U.S. in a peace course of with Israel “any longer.”
Home and Senate Republicans reached an settlement Wednesday to overtake the nation’s tax code, paving the best way for last votes subsequent week.
CBS Information’ Margaret Brennan contributed to this report.
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