UPDATE: Health care bill vote will prevent VP Mike Pence from attending Butler’s Sweet 16 game

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 31: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pence spoke about the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act which has been condemned by business leaders and Democrats. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

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UPDATE (March 24, 2017)– Vice President Pence’s office has confirmed that he will not be attending Butler’s game tonight and will stay in Washington, D.C. ahead of tonight’s vote on the American Healthcare Act.

Original story:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – According to Butler Coach Chris Holtmann, Vice President Mike Pence will be in attendance to cheer on Butler in their Sweet 16 game on Friday.

Holtmann mentioned the news in his Thursday afternoon press conference prior to the big game against North Carolina.

Karen Pence graduated from Butler where she received a Master’s and Bachelor’s in elementary education. Mike Pence went to Hanover College and Indiana University Law School in Indianapolis.

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued temporary flight restrictions starting on Friday for “VIP movement.”

Butler faces North Carolina Friday at 7:09 p.m. on CBS4.

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