WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will visit West Virginia Wednesday, in which they are scheduled to give remarks at Worldwide Equipment in White Suphur Springs.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., announced the visit Tuesday. The two lawmakers also said they will welcome Pence and Ross upon their arrival to the Mountain State.
“At Worldwide Equipment, the vice president and the secretary will have a chance to see hardworking West Virginians in action and to hear how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is making a real, positive difference in the lives of workers and families in West Virginia,” Capito said in a statement.
Jenkins echoed Capito’s remarks, saying Pence and Ross will talk about the benefits of law President Donald Trump signed in December.
“I’m working every day with President Trump and Vice President Pence to create more jobs and opportunities for West Virginians, and their visits reinforce their commitment to our state,” Jenkins added.
Wednesday also marks the start of the Republican retreat at the Greenbrier resort. Pence is scheduled to speak at a dinner that evening, and Trump will speak at a lunch Thursday afternoon. Pence spoke to business leaders in March at Foster Supply in Putnam County and at the annual West Virginia Chamber of Commerce summit in August, which was also held at the Greenbrier.