Vice President Pence to visit Baton Rouge

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Baton Rouge next week. The trip includes a visit to LSU's Tiger Stadium and a discussion of college sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pence leads the White House task force dealing with the pandemic.

Read the statement from the White House on the Vice President's visit below:

On Tuesday, July 14th, Vice President Pence will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There, the Vice President will meet with Governor Edwards and his health care team on their efforts to combat COVID-19. Afterward, the Vice President will participate in a roundtable discussion at LSU’s Tiger Stadium with Governor Edwards and higher education leaders focusing on fall reopening plans and university sports programs. Following, the Vice President will host a press briefing with Governor Edwards. Later that evening, the Vice President will return to Washington, D.C.

Additional details about the Vice President’s trip are forthcoming.