US Vice President Mike Pence has delayed his upcoming visit to Israel for several days, spokespeople for the Speaker of the Israeli Parliament and Foreign Ministry and Pence’s office told CNN on Thursday.
The delay comes as Congress prepares to vote on a sweeping tax reform bill. Pence’s vote could be crucial to Republican hopes of passing a major tax reform bill before the end of the year. With Republicans holding a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate — and some key Republican senators still uncommitted — Pence holds the tiebreaking vote in the event of an even split. Read more at CNN.