HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence is making his second visit in two months to the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania to urge Congress to pass President Donald Trump's rewrite of a trade pact with Canada and Mexico.
  
Pence's planned Thursday visit is to a crane manufacturing facility in southern Pennsylvania, a few miles from the Maryland border.
  
The visit comes as House Democrats and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer report progress toward a deal that would clear the way for Congress to approve Trump's U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
  
Pence visited a York-based robotics maker in June and predicted the trade pact would boost America's manufacturing sector.
  
Trump's campaign is ramping up its re-election effort in a state where he scored a surprise 2016 win and delivered a crushing loss to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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