Vice President Mike Pence will return to his home state of Indiana for an event focused on tax reform this week ahead of the administration's push to shepherd tax legislation through Congress.
Pence's trip to the Hoosier State, of which he was governor until this year, will involve discussions with local business owners and families about tax policy, the White House announced on Thursday.
The vice president will be joined at his event on Friday by Indiana Reps. Susan Brooks, Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, as well as Gov. Eric Holcomb, all Republicans. Sen. Joe Donnelly, an Indiana Democrat who faces a re-election battle next year, will also join Pence and the Republican lawmakers at the tax reform event.
Brooks recently endorsed Messer for the GOP nomination in the fight to unseat Donnelly. But Rokita has also announced a bid for the nomination in the Senate race, which could create tensions between the three lawmakers when they appear side by side on Friday.
Pence has spent much of this week in New York with President Trump at the United Nations General Assembly. The vice president has taken a major role in building bridges between the White House and Congress on key legislative items.