Latest Fact-checks on Mike Pence Mike Pence stated on August 23, 2023 in a Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee: "I actually pushed the Deficit Reduction Act. That was the last time we actually reduced the national debt in the United States, when I was the leader of House conservatives." Mike Pence stated on August 18, 2023 in comments at a conference: “After China sent a balloon over strategic sites in the United States … President Biden literally sent the secretary of state hat in hand to go kowtow and ask for a meeting.” Mike Pence stated on August 13, 2023 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": “In three short years, we achieved energy independence.” Mike Pence stated on June 23, 2023 in a speech: “The fact is, today abortion law in the United States is more aligned with China and North Korea than with Western nations in Europe.” Mike Pence stated on June 7, 2023 in a CNN town hall: “The family separation policy actually began under the Obama administration.” Mike Pence stated on April 14, 2023 in a speech to the National Rifle Association: "In the 1960s, liberals emptied our psych wards." Mike Pence stated on March 30, 2023 in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer: “In the next two years, we'll spend more on interest on our national debt than we do on the national defense.” Mike Pence stated on March 24, 2023 in an interview with Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo: “We have a national debt the size of our nation’s economy for the first time since World War II.” Mike Pence stated on November 18, 2022 in a speech: The border wall and the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy “reduced illegal immigration by 90%.” Mike Pence stated on March 7, 2022 in an ad from Advancing American Freedom: Joe Biden's cancellation of the Keystone pipeline "dramatically increased Americans' dependence on Russian oil." Mike Pence stated on March 3, 2021 in Daily Signal op ed: The voting bill known as H.R. 1 would mean “that millions of illegal immigrants are quickly registered to vote." Mike Pence stated on March 3, 2021 in an op-ed in the Daily Signal: The voting bill known as H.R. 1 "would force states to adopt universal mail-in ballots.” Mike Pence stated on October 11, 2020 in a news release: Says since he and President Trump took office, their policies "led to an unemployment rate of 3.1% in Wisconsin and 61,000 Wisconsin jobs, including 15,000 manufacturing jobs." Mike Pence stated on October 7, 2020 in a debate: “With regard to hurricanes, the National Oceanic (and Atmospheric) Administration tells us that actually, as difficult as they are, there are no more hurricanes today than there were 100 years ago.” Mike Pence stated on October 7, 2020 in the VP debate: “The reality is when you look at the Biden plan, it reads an awful lot like what President Trump and I and our task force have been doing every step of the way.” Mike Pence stated on October 7, 2020 in a debate: Says Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support abortion “up to the moment of birth.” Mike Pence stated on October 8, 2020 in a Facebook ad: As vice president, Kamala Harris would “defund, dismantle, and dissolve police departments.” Mike Pence stated on August 26, 2020 in his speech at the Republican National Convention: “President Trump marshalled the full resources of our federal government from the outset. He directed us to forge a seamless partnership with governors across America in both political parties.” Mike Pence stated on July 29, 2020 in an email: The Trump administration “added over 209,000 jobs, including 16,000 new manufacturing jobs, to Pennsylvania over the last three years. Mike Pence stated on July 9, 2020 in a speech: “And I heard that just yesterday, Joe Biden said that well-armed police in his words ‘become the enemy’ and he said that he would ‘absolutely cut funding for law enforcement.’” Mike Pence stated on June 15, 2020 in remarks at the White House: "In a very real sense, (Oklahoma has) flattened the curve. ... The number of cases in Oklahoma — it's declined precipitously." Mike Pence stated on March 4, 2020 in in a press briefing: “With regard to the cost, let me be very clear: HHS has designated the coronavirus test as an essential health benefit. That means, by definition, it's covered in the private health insurance of every American, as well as covered by Medicare and Medicaid." Mike Pence stated on February 29, 2020 in a press conference: Speaking of an HIV outbreak in Indiana during his time as governor, says “we immediately deployed health resources.” Mike Pence stated on January 3, 2020 in a tweet: Says Qassem Soleimani "assisted in the clandestine travel to Afghanistan of 10 of the 12 terrorists who carried out the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States." Mike Pence stated on November 20, 2019 in a tweet: "Since President (Donald Trump’s) election, 36,000 jobs have been created in WI." Mike Pence stated on January 16, 2019 in a speech: "The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated." Mike Pence stated on July 19, 2018 in a speech: In 2017, ICE "arrested more than 127,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions or facing charges of breaking our nation's’ laws," and removed nearly 5,000 gang members. Mike Pence stated on July 22, 2018 in an opinion piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer: "[The] unemployment rate in the Philadelphia metro area is now at its lowest level ever recorded." Mike Pence stated on May 12, 2018 in a speech at Hillsdale College: "Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." Mike Pence stated on April 25, 2018 in a speech: "Illegal crossings at our southern border have been cut by over 40 percent."