Stories

Pence’s Middle East trip to begin next week

Vice President Mike Pence.
Vice President Mike Pence. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence is kicking off his Middle East trip starting January 19 after delaying it to stay in Washington for the tax code overhaul vote last year.

What he’ll discuss on the trip: National security, and in particular, “the shared need to combat terrorism and assist persecuted religious minorities.”