From: "Bolen, Cheryl"
Date: July 13, 2017 at 2:39:03 PM EDT
Subject: VP pool report #1
At 2:21 p.m. pool was escorted into VP's ceremonial office in EEOB, where about 14 members of the Philanthropy Roundtable were seated.
Pence announced that the Senate had introduced a new health care bill and asked for the members support.
Pence outlined the merits of the bill and said the Senate would vote as early as next week.
Adam Meyerson, chair of the roundtable, spoke in support of the charitable tax deduction. Pence looked at him and nodded several times in apparent agreement.
The two shook hands and a couple questions about support for health care bill were shouted by reporter.
Pence said he was on Capitol Hill today and was encouraged by leaders' actions. The WH will work hard to get votes and he and the president strongly support the Senate bill.
Remarks by both men and questions about health care lasted just under 10 minutes. Pool escorted out at 2:30 p.m.
Fuller quotes and expected list of participants to follow shortly.
White House Correspondent
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