House Acts To Ensure Veterans Can Immediately Access Care

Posted by Nick Marcelli on June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement applauding unanimous passage of the Veterans Access to Care Act:

"The tragedy at the VA continues to unfold and thousands of veterans have not received the care they need. There can be no doubt that the problems at the VA are systemic and widespread. The House will investigate and hold failing bureaucrats accountable while giving our veterans the ability to seek private care when the VA is failing them.

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House Acting To Help Vets, Get To The Bottom Of VA Scandal

Posted by Nick Marcelli on June 10, 2014

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

"This past week we were reminded of the greatness of America as we remembered the brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy in order to bring liberty to the oppressed masses in Europe. Unfortunately as we see the scandal at the VA unfold, we are reminded of the failure of our federal government to live up to the obligations we have to the veterans who have so honorably served us.

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House Will Provide Immediate Access To Care For Our Veterans

Posted by Nick Marcelli on June 9, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement after the VA reported that more than 57,000 veterans are waiting for their first appointment:

"Today's news that more than 57,000 veterans are still waiting to receive their first appointment through the VA health system is unacceptable. In my home state of Virginia, some wait times are more than 72 days. Our nation’s veterans deserve better. While the President remains silent on what he will do to fix these systemic problems, this week the House will act to provide all veterans with immediate access to the doctors and health care providers closest to them through the private-sector. The House will investigate and move to hold those responsible accountable, but in the meantime we must ensure that our nation's heroes get the care they need and deserve in a timely fashion."

Crossing Your Fingers Is Not An Economic Plan

Posted by Nick Marcelli on June 6, 2014

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

"This morning's jobs report brought the good news that many of our fellow Americans found work last month. But one month of good news should not blind us to the long-term challenges that remain. Far too many Americans remain unemployed. Far too many Americans have left the workforce altogether. Far too many Americans don't have an optimistic outlook on finding a good paying job that supports their families. Every first Friday of the month we wait with crossed fingers when more could be done to see consistent and stable growth.

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Cantor, House GOP Leaders Call on Obama to Take Action, Address VA Problems

Posted by Nick Marcelli on June 5, 2014



House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Speaker John Boehner, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers sent a letter to President Obama Wednesday calling on him to address widespread problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation is a first step, but many questions regarding the state of the VA remain unanswered.

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Posted by Connor Walsh on June 4, 2014

On May 28, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve H.Res. 599, a resolution

"Urging the Government of the People’s Republic of China to respect the freedom of assembly, expression, and religion and all fundamental human rights and the rule of law for all its citizens and to stop censoring discussion of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations and their violent suppression."

H.Res. 599, U.S. House of Representatives

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Cantor Statement On Obama EPA Regulations

Posted by Nick Marcelli on June 2, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement on the President's new EPA regulations:

"Today, President Obama's EPA launched its latest assault on hard working middle class families. While the President is taking a victory lap, I hope he will take a moment and explain to middle class families in Virginia the reality of his proposal: an increase in their home electricity bills. With too many families already struggling to make ends meet, why is the President celebrating an energy plan that is just going to raise their utility bills?

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Cantor Statement On New Palestinian Government

Posted by Nick Marcelli on June 2, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement:

"The United States has long been committed to a negotiated, two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Because we have believed the Palestinian Authority could be a partner in peace and the fight against terror, the U.S. has provided hundreds of millions of dollars to the Palestinian Authority to build institutions that can make it more responsive to its own citizens, more capable of fighting terrorism and providing security, and more transparent and effective as an institution.

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Cantor Applauds Passage Of CJS Appropriations Bill

Posted by Nick Marcelli on May 30, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement applauding passage of the FY 2015 Commerce, Justice, & Science Appropriations Bill:

"With the passage of the FY2015 Commerce, Justice, & Science Appropriations bill this morning, the House is continuing its work to ensure that tax dollars are spent wisely, that antiquated government programs are eliminated, and that programs critical to our safety and economic competitiveness receive the funding they need. Consistent with our priority to cut unnecessary spending and bureaucracy, this legislation continues a downward trend in spending that constitutes a 20% cut in CJS appropriations under the Republican-led House. Following House efforts to combat human trafficking last week, this legislation funds critical anti-human trafficking and anti-cyber intrusion programs to keep our citizens and our children safe. I am pleased with the work that Chairman Hal Rogers and Subcommittee Chairman Frank Wolf have done to save the American people's hard-earned tax dollars while advancing American competitiveness through scientific innovation and keeping our people safe."


It's Time For The President To Stand Up For Our Veterans

Posted by Nick Marcelli on May 29, 2014


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made the following remarks at a press conference today on VA Accountability:

"I know there has been a lot of attention as to whether I, or any of my colleagues think Secretary Shinseki should resign. It's beyond clear that the VA has not performed up to anyone's standards under his stewardship. But we must remember, this is about more than one man, this is about millions of veterans and they deserve more accountability than one resignation.

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