Pence loses House office space

Vice President Pence no longer has an office on the House side of Congress, with a senior Democratic aide confirming Tuesday that it was part of the latest round of reassignments.

"Room assignments are reviewed and changed at the beginning of every Congress," the aide said.

Pence received the office space in 2017 from then-Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Dem candidate says he faced cultural barriers on the campaign trail because he is working-class Former House candidate and ex-ironworker says there is 'buyer's remorse' for Trump in Midwest Head of top hedge fund association to step down MORE (R-Wis.), NPR noted. The outlet was first to report Tuesday on the vice president's space being reassigned.

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Before serving as governor of Indiana and eventually vice president, Pence served in Congress for six terms, including one term as chairman of the House Republican Conference. 

Pence regularly travels to Capitol Hill in his current capacity to speak with lawmakers and rally support around President TrumpDonald John TrumpClinton and Ocasio-Cortez joke about Kushner's alleged use of WhatsApp Missouri Gov. declares state of emergency amid severe flooding Swalwell on Hicks testimony: 'She's going to have to tell us who she lied for' in Trump admin MORE's policies. 

As vice president, Pence is the president of the Senate. Vice presidents typically have office space on that side of Congress, but he also had the space in the House.

The allocation of office space falls under the discretion of the Speaker, meaning it now falls under the discretion of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiHouse Dems unveil measure to reject anti-Israel boycotts Freshman Dems to meet with Obama next week The Hill's Morning Report - Trump's intraparty feuds divide Republicans MORE (D-Calif.).

The Democratic aide noted that no other vice president had dedicated House-side office space for the last 25 years prior to Pence and that the White House legislative affairs team was provided with House office space it did not previously have. 

The vice president's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.