Vice President Pence headed to battleground Pennsylvania to tout trade deal

Vice President Mike Pence (Official White House photo by D. Myles Cullen)

Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to the presidential battleground of Pennsylvania to tout a pending trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.

Pence is visiting a high-tech glass maker near Scranton, where he's scheduled to take a tour Monday afternoon and deliver remarks to employees and others.

The Trump administration is seeking to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement with a new trade pact. Congress is considering whether to ratify the deal, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

President Donald Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate since 1988 to win Pennsylvania, and the state is important to his re-election campaign. Trump will be in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to deliver remarks at an annual natural gas industry conference.