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Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Council Bluffs


Vice President Mike Pence's trip to western Iowa and eastern Nebraska, on Tuesday, was one in a series of stops to tout a recently approved federal tax cut, as well as, attend a fundraiser for Republican Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Pence spoke at an America First Policies event in Council Bluffs, the latest in his bid to sell the American public on the tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump in December. "The truth is Iowa and Nebraska and all of America is doing better." Says Vice President Pence, "After 8 years of a stagnant economy and wages that wouldn't budge, I'm proud to say today, Americans are seeing their paychecks rising faster than at any point in the last 10 years. The truth is growth is back, confidence is back and thanks to President Donald Trump, America is back."

The vice president has also been campaigning for Republicans on the tour, seeking to protect GOP majorities in this midterm election year. Pence will travel on to Kentucky later Tuesday.

The tax law provides steep tax cuts for corporations, with more modest breaks for most Americans -- although some will pay more.

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