9 percent by 2021, which would be the second-lowest corporate income tax in the nation
Pence denied a New York Times article's allegations that he will run for president in 2020, calling them "laughable and absurd", and said the article was "disgraceful and offensive"
Another previous cat, Pickle, died in December 2017 at the age of 16
In September 2016, it was announced that Marlon Bundo will be the central character in the book, "Marlon Bundo's 'A Day in the Life of the Vice President,'"
In 2015, Pence signed Senate Bill 94 to lengthen the statute of limitations for rape – continuing for five years after sufficient DNA evidence is uncovered, enough recorded evidence is brought forth or discovered, or the offender confesses to the crime
During 2014, Pence sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder, saying that Indiana would not comply with federal prison rape elimination standards because they were "too expensive"
In 2013, Pence said his family was "kind of looking for a church
In regards to adopting the gold standard, Pence stated in 2011, "the time has come to have a debate over gold and the proper role it should play in our nation's monetary affairs"
Pence praised the 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v
In 2009, Pence led the Republican effort to defeat the American Clean Energy and Security Act (Waxman-Markey), a Democratic-backed bill to cut greenhouse gas emissions (and therefore combat climate change) through a cap-and-trade system
Pence also opposed the auto industry rescue package of 2008–09, which guided General Motors and Chrysler through bankruptcy
Bush's unsuccessful 2005 proposal to partially privatize Social Security by allowing workers to invest part of their Social Security payroll taxes in private investment accounts and reduce the increase in benefits for high-income participants
At the time, Pence stated that "the surge is working" and defended the initial decision to invade in 2003
" In a 2002 statement on the floor of the House of Representatives (reported in the Congressional Record), Pence told his colleagues "
" In 2001, Pence wrote in an op-ed that "global warming is a myth," saying that "the earth is actually cooler today than it was about 50 years ago"
In 2000, Pence stated "Congress should oppose any effort to recognize homosexuals as a 'discrete and insular minority' entitled to the protection of anti-discrimination laws similar to those extended to women and ethnic minorities
From 1995 to 1999, Pence also hosted a weekend political talk show from Indianapolis
Pence called himself Catholic in a 1994 news piece, although by 1995, he and his family had joined an evangelical megachurch, the Grace Evangelical Church
Pence left the Indiana Policy Review Foundation in 1993, a year after beginning to host The Mike Pence Show, a talk radio program based in WRCR-FM in Rushville, Indiana
In 1991, Pence wrote an essay, "Confessions of a Negative Campaigner", published in the Indiana Policy Review, in which he apologized for running negative ads against Sharp
During the 1990 campaign, Pence ran a television advertisement in which an actor, dressed in a robe and headdress and speaking in a thick Middle Eastern accent, thanked his opponent, Sharp, for doing nothing to wean the United States off imported oil as chairman of a House subcommittee on energy and power
In 1988, Pence ran for Congress against Democratic incumbent Phil Sharp, but lost
After graduating from law school in 1986, Pence was an attorney in private practice
He was the first representative from Indiana to hold a House leadership position since 1981
He became a born-again Christian in college, while a member of a nondenominational Christian student group, and identified his first year – and specifically "a Christian music festival in Asbury, Kentucky, in the spring of 1978" referring to the Ichthus Music Festival at then Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky – as the moment he made a "commitment to Christ
Pence graduated from Columbus North High School in 1977
He volunteered for the Bartholomew County Democratic Party in 1976 and voted for Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election, and has stated that he was originally inspired to get involved in politics by people such as John F
Michael Richard "Mike" Pence was born June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana, one of six children of Nancy Jane (née Cawley) and Edward Joseph Pence Jr
Army during the Korean War and received the Bronze Star in 1953, which Pence displays in his office along with its commendation letter and a reception photograph
Marshall (1913–1921), and Dan Quayle (1989–1993)
Pence is the sixth vice president from Indiana, following Schuyler Colfax (1869–1873), Thomas A
1337, a bill that both banned certain abortion procedures and placed new restrictions on abortion providers
1070, which at the time of passage in 2010 was the nation's broadest and strictest anti-illegal immigration legislation, was "a good faith to try and restore order to their communities"
The expansion would have moved 1000 jobs into the state
In July 2016, Clinton named him as her vice presidential running mate in the 2016 presidential election
In 2012 he was elected to the Senate and was sworn in as the junior United States Senator from Virginia on January 3, 2013
His term as governor came to an end in January 2010 following which he taught part-time at the University of Richmond
He became the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in January 2009, at the request of President Obama
His stint as the governor was largely successful though he faced considerable challenges during the 2008–09 economic crisis
In a 2007 report by ‘Education Week’ and the Pew Center on the States, Virginia was rated as the best state to raise a child
He went on to win the election and was inaugurated as the state's 70th governor on January 14, 2006
Kaine set his ambitions higher and in 2005, ran for governor of Virginia against Republican candidate Jerry W
His stature as a politician grew steadily over the years and he held such positions as the Mayor of Richmond (1998–2001) and lieutenant governor of Virginia (2002–2005)
He ventured into politics in the 1990s and was elected to the city council of the independent city of Richmond in 1994
In addition to practicing law he also taught legal ethics as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law for six years starting from 1988
He had a successful legal career and became a director with the law firm of Mezzullo & McCandlish in 1987
Tim Kaine was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1984
Aspiring to be a lawyer he entered Harvard Law School in 1979
Raised a Catholic, he went to Rockhurst High School, a Jesuit all-boys preparatory school in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating in 1976
Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine was born on February 26, 1958, in Saint Paul, Minnesota