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Vice President Mike Pence visits St. Louis

July 19, 2018 – Vice President of the United States Mike Pence visited the Show Me State for a second time in as many weeks to discuss the Trump administration’s accomplishments in its first 18 months.

Vice President Pence emphasized the Administration’s regulation reduction and tax reform have resulted in the lowest unemployment rates and highest GDP in recent memory.

Prior to his remarks, a small business panel led by Curtis Ellis, America First Policies (the hosting organization) discussed the real-world impact of the Administration’s efforts.

Richard Schneider, president of Antennas Direct in Ellisville, told the audience the tax reforms have allowed him to invest in more employees and research and development of many more new products than he is normally able to accomplish.

All panelists cited examples of how the tax cuts had helped their customer’s confidence and allowed them to use more of their money to invest in human capital and infrastructure.

Following the event, Vice President Pence shook hands with many in the crowd, including John Frederick of Boeing, Jim Gwinner of LS2 (responsible for our attendance at the event), and Associated Industries of Missouri president Ray McCarty.

McCarty thanked the Vice President for the Administration’s efforts on behalf of American businesses. The Vice President asked McCarty what his lapel pin stood for and he replied it stood for “Associated Industries of Missouri.” McCarty explained, “AIM is the state’s oldest manufacturing association,” to which the Vice President replied,”We are working to bring American manufacturing back.” McCarty responded, “I know – thank you so much, Mr. Vice President!”

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