Today, the House unanimously passed the Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act (H.R. 1949), a bill to explore ways to enhance higher education transparency and help make life work for students and their parents.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made the following remarks on the Floor of the House in support of H.R. 1549:
“American moms and dads are working tirelessly to help their children achieve their dreams. For many, that dream includes college. However, the cost of postsecondary education has become increasingly difficult for American families to bear. Young graduates today are not only confronting a tough job market when they leave school, they are continually facing a growing mountain of debt that is financially burdensome and extremely difficult to pay back.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor makes a brief statement on the tragedy in Oklahoma following the weekly meeting of the House Republican Conference.
“Our hearts break when we see images of the terrible devastation in Oklahoma from last night and this morning. Families torn apart, kids taken from us way to earlier, and communities devastated.
“As we heard from our Oklahoma colleagues, the people of Oklahoma are strong. The people of our country are strong. We will help them rebuild and do what is necessary as Americans always do.
“We will continue to focus here in Washington on making sure that does happen and that we address the other challenges that our nation faces.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor makes a statement following the weekly meeting of the House Republican Conference.
Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that the House will investigate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for targeting certain tax-exempt organizations for their political affiliation:
The IRS cannot target or intimidate any individual or organization based on their political beliefs. The House will investigate.— Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) May 10, 2013
Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor commended House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton for urging state attorneys general and state health officials to provide additional information about the regulation of abortion clinics and prosecution of related crimes:
“We have all watched with horror as the atrocities allegedly committed by Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell have been revealed during his ongoing trial for the murder of four babies, allegedly causing the death of one woman, and hundreds of other criminal counts. The fact that Gosnell evaded the law for so long has raised issues about whether these clinics are being adequately inspected, and when violations of the law are discovered, whether those are being prosecuted. I commend Chairmen Goodlatte and Upton and their committee members for seeking answers to these questions in letters sent to attorneys general and state health officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia today. We look forward to receiving responses to these inquiries.”