House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement in support of the Innovation Act. This bipartisan legislation takes steps toward combating the problem of abusive patent litigation which costs businesses tens of billions of dollars each year and limits innovation and job creation.
“The Innovation Act provides incentives for innovation so start-ups and young entrepreneurs can focus on advancements and new technology rather than costly and frivolous lawsuits. The lack of transparency in the current patent system and abusive patent litigation drain billions of dollars from our economy, stifle innovation, and limit job creation. I appreciate Chairman Goodlatte’s and the Judiciary Committee’s work on this bipartisan legislation that will return stability to the patent system and increase American job creation, ingenuity, and economic security.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appeared on On The Record with Greta Van Susteren to talk about ObamaCare and the future of the Republican Party.
Republicans Have Patient-Centered Alternative To ObamaCare:
“The President knows we have ideas. In fact, go back to 2009 when the ObamaCare law was passed. All Republicans in the end voted against that bill, but we voted for our alternative. The alternative that we had even enjoyed a Congressional Budget Office score which said that our plan would actually lower the cost of premiums unlike ObamaCare.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor delivered the following remarks at House Republican Leadership's Weekly Press Conference:
"Last week, as working middle class families across this nation prepared for Thanksgiving, the Obama Administration tried to hide another unilateral one-year delay of ObamaCare.
Members are advised that Monday, December 9th, will now be a legislative day with a few bills considered under suspension of the rules. Members are further advised that no votes will be scheduled for Monday, December 9th.
First votes of the week will occur no earlier than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th. This is a change from the previously announced schedule.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement on H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. This bill modernizes the natural gas pipeline permitting review process by establishing firm timelines for the review of such applications.
“With the passage of the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Act, the House has passed three bipartisan bills this week to cut red-tape, develop domestic energy resources, and reduce energy costs for American families. Hardworking middle class Americans shouldn’t have to choose between heating their homes or putting groceries on the table because energy prices are too high. The House is committed to ensuring affordable energy for middle class families across our country and the Senate should join us toward that end by taking action on these three bipartisan bills without delay. I thank Congressman Pompeo, Chairman Upton, and the Energy and Commerce Committee for their hard work on this bill as we continue our efforts to ensure affordable, reliable energy for all Americans.”