Lois Lerner referred to DOJ for criminal prosecution

Posted by Eric Cantor on April 9, 2014

Over the past year, House investigations have uncovered evidence indicating that IRS official Lois Lerner targeted conservative groups because of their political beliefs, a violation of the law. 

Moments ago, the House Committee on Ways & Means voted to refer IRS employee Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. In 97 pages of detail, the Committee provides evidence of Lois Lerner’s political bias and prejudice. 

The evidence made public today shows that Lois Lerner directed IRS agents to deny applications and to audit conservatives. 

The IRS and Lois Lerner must be held accountable for their actions and I expect Attorney General Eric Holder to take the appropriate steps regarding this criminal referral without further political bias.

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The Status Quo Is Not Working And Democrats Need To Stop Pretending That It Is

Posted by Nick Marcelli on April 8, 2014

 

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor gave the following remarks at the weekly Republican leadership press conference:

"America isn't working when people's bills are too high, taxes are too high, and they have less take-home pay in their pockets. Our Democratic colleagues believe the answer to these problems is $1.8 trillion in tax hikes so they can spend more. That's not right and it's not fair.

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The Status Quo Is Not Good Enough

Posted by Nick Marcelli on April 4, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement on the March jobs report:

"Regardless of whether the monthly jobs reports show encouraging growth, or disappointing setbacks, nobody can or should be satisfied with the recent status quo. America doesn't work when hardworking people can't find the jobs or hours they need to make ends meet. The House has passed bill after bill that helps working middle class Americans get the skills they want, the jobs they desire and the hours they need and yet they all remain stalled in the Senate's legislative graveyard.

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Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act Becomes Law

Posted by Nick Marcelli on April 3, 2014

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement after the President signed the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act into law:

"Today, we honor the legacy of a courageous little girl named Gabriella Miller. It was an honor to join her parents Mark and Ellyn, and her brother Jake, as well as my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to watch the President sign the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act into law. Gabriella left a mark on the world that will never be forgotten. Nothing could stop her from fighting to help other kids and sharing her dream that one day we will overcome childhood cancer.

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Cantor Meets with Prime Minister of Tunisia

Posted by Nick Marcelli on April 3, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement after hosting a bipartisan meeting with Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa of Tunisia:

"I was pleased to host Prime Minister Jomaa at the United States Capitol today. The world was inspired by Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution and, amidst the political violence that plagues the region, we are encouraged by the resilience of the Tunisian people and the spirit of compromise in Tunis. There is great hope that Tunisia's transformation and its landmark constitution that protects fundamental political freedoms can become a model in the region, but we are mindful that great challenges remain. The U.S. and international community should stand by Tunisia as it confronts these political, economic, and security challenges. Tunisia has long been a partner in countering terrorism throughout the region, and as the threat of radical extremism continues to grow, this partnership is as important as ever. We share an enemy in the terrorists whose intolerance and radical ideology is incompatible with our democratic principles. We must be resolute in confronting those who seek to derail Tunisia's progress just as they seek to attack our interests. I thank Prime Minister Jomaa for his visit and I look forward to continuing a productive relationship between the United States and Tunisia."

Every Wage Earner Deserves a Chance to Live the American Dream

Posted by Nick Marcelli on April 2, 2014

 

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor gave the following remarks on the House floor in support of the Save American Workers Act:

"Mr. Speaker, thank you and I thank the gentleman from Indiana for his leadership on bringing this bill forward, the Save American Workers Act.I rise today in support of the Save American Workers Act.

"Every American worker deserves a fair shot at climbing the economic ladder of success, and every wage earner deserves a chance to live the American Dream. However, over the past few months we have watched the President’s health care law wreak havoc on working families and squeeze the middle class who already struggle to make ends meet.

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House Acting This Week To Restore Wages Cut By ObamaCare 30 Hour Work Week Rule

Posted by Nick Marcelli on April 2, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor gave the following remarks at the weekly Republican leadership press conference:

"President Obama wants everyone to now believe ObamaCare is a success. Well, ObamaCare is not a success to the millions who lost the health care plans they liked. ObamaCare is not a success for those families who want to see the doctor they want to see, not that Washington wants them to see. ObamaCare is not a success to the families who saw their costs skyrocket and quality of care diminish.

"ObamaCare is not a success to the hourly workers who are seeing their wages cut by as much as 25% because of the law's 30 hour work week rule. That's what this week is about. It's about trying to help those who have been specifically hurt by this 30 hour rule. It will hurt young workers trying to save for college or buy their first home. An overwhelming majority of those hurt by the 30 hour rule are women, many of them single moms trying to make ends meet. The workers most hurt by these wage cuts will be those who earn the least.

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House of Representatives Sends Third Pediatric Research Bill To President's Desk

Posted by Nick Marcelli on April 1, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement after the House passed S. 1557, the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act. This is the third piece of legislation for pediatric research that Congress has sent to the President's desk:

"The future of our nation depends upon research and development aimed at ensuring our children are able to achieve their potential with long and healthy lives. The House has been focused on finding ways to prioritize taxpayer resources by eliminating wasteful and unnecessary spending and redirecting taxpayer dollars toward pediatric research and development.

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Cantor Statement On Introduction Of The Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act

Posted by Nick Marcelli on April 1, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement following the Education & Workforce Committee's release of the Success and Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Act, a bill that will help promote school choice in our country:

"America isn't working when our students do not have the opportunity to attend a school that best fits their needs. As I've toured schools across the country, I've seen firsthand what a difference education opportunity makes in the lives of children who might otherwise have been stuck in schools that weren’t the best fit for them. From STRIVE Prep in Denver to Freire Charter School in Philadelphia to Patrick Henry Charter School right in my hometown of Richmond, charter schools are giving kids and their parents reason to be optimistic about their futures. Chairman Kline's bill, the Success and Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Act, is critical to fostering optimism and success for every child. This legislation prioritizes helping quality charter schools open, expands and replicates the successes we've seen throughout the charter school system, and gives families and students the choice in their education that will get us back to an America that works again. I look forward to moving this bipartisan bill this spring."

 

Cantor Statement On House Republican Budget

Posted by Nick Marcelli on April 1, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement on the Republican Budget:

"The Republican budget introduced by Chairman Paul Ryan today helps ensure that America works for middle class families today and for years to come. House Republicans believe that we have an obligation to working middle class families to ensure that their government is accountable, lives within its means and provides access to opportunity. The Republican budget provides serious relief to families, many of whom are living paycheck to paycheck. Working middle class families live within their means, and they should expect nothing less from their government. This budget helps create jobs, grows our economy and puts more money back in people's pockets.

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