VP-elect Mike Pence meets with Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, says he’s “eager” to work with Congress

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VP-elect Mike Pence meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Wednesday, November 30th he’s eager to work with Congress to move forward on President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda to “get this economy moving again, rebuild our military and keep the promises” that President-elect Trump made to the American people.

Pence, a former member of Congress, was at the Capitol Wednesday for private meetings with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Before his meeting with Ryan, Pence invoked a phrase he used during a previous Capitol visit: “My word to members of the House and Senate is ‘buckle up.'”

Pence says he and President-elect Trump are “ready to go to work on Day One” with an “America first” agenda that he says will jump-start the economy and enhance America’s standing in the world.