AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revoked the office space reserved for Vice President Mike Pence on the House side of the United States Capitol Building.
- It’s rare for a vice president to have an office on the House side.
- As president of the Senate, Pence still has an office on the Senate side of the Capitol.
- Pence’s House office was ceremonial and given to him by former Speaker Paul Ryan, who he served alongside during his tenure in Congress.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revoked the office space reserved for Vice President Mike Pence on the House side of the United States Capitol Building.
According to a senior Democratic aide, Pence’s office was revoked after a review of office assignments at the start of the 116th Congress this January.
The aide also noted that the White House legislative affairs team "was given new House-side space this year that they did not previously have."
A spokesperson for Pence was not immediately available for comment.
NPR first reported Pence’s office being revoked.
During the 115th Congress after President Donald Trump and Pence were inaugurated, former House Speaker Paul Ryan gave the vice president a ceremonial office space on the House side.
Before becoming both vice president and the governor of Indiana, Pence had served in the House alongside Ryan. The extra office was a purely ceremonial gesture.
But it is not as if White House staff are completely barred from the House. The Trump administration’s legislative liaisons have workspace on both sides of the Capitol, and Pence will retain his official office in the Senate.
- Pelosi and McConnell just invited the NATO secretary-general, a subject of Trump’s ire, to a rare honor usually reserved for high-ranking dignitaries like Pope Francis
- Nancy Pelosi pours cold water on the idea of impeaching Trump: ‘I don’t think we should go down that path’
- The 20 companies and groups that spend the most money to influence lawmakers