Pence on Thursday traveled to Miami for a conference covering issues affecting Central America.
Pence also thanked doctors and staff at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, his spokesman said.
Pence hired outside legal counsel to deal with the ongoing investigations into possible collusion between Russian Federation and President Trump's campaign, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Cullen also previously served as Virginia's Attorney General in the late 1990s.
Cullen served as a USA attorney under President George H.W. Bush and is now the chairman of the McGuireWoods LLP law firm in Richmond, Virginia, according to ABC News. Paul Trible during the Iran-Contra investigation and was a member of former President George W. Bush's legal team during the 2000 Florida recount, according to his official biography.
Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russia
The president has said he hopes he can forge closer ties with Moscow - a goal unlikely to be met with sanctions in place. Schumer (D-N.Y.) took to the floor to praise the deal.
An aide tells NPR the decision to hire an outside lawyer has been under consideration for weeks, and Pence chose to go forward with it earlier this week. Many expect Trump to roll back several policies and actions from former President Barack Obama done in an effort to help thaw relations between the two nations.
The probe, which began past year as an investigation into Moscow's meddling in the presidential election, has since widened to include prospective money laundering by Trump associates and the possibility that people close to the President were in contact with Russian operatives throughout the campaign.
The president denies doing anything wrong and has called the investigations a "witch hunt".
Scrutiny of the president's actions has intensified since he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last month.