Majority Leader Eric Cantor made the following remarks after a meeting of the House Republican Conference:
“Good morning. House Republicans this year are going to be about making life work for more Americans. Now we intend to go forward forcefully with a plan to help folks in terms of education, health care and facilitating better work and better opportunity. Last night, the President said that he doesn’t believe in a bigger government, that we want a smarter government. Well, Mr. President, actions speak louder than words.
“For the last four years, we have seen unprecedented spending and mounting of debt that will impact not only us, but our children and theirs. We remain committed to work with this President, as the Speaker said, on this issues facing this country. To try and manage down this debt and deficit. We remain committed to working with this President on issues affecting people at home and the challenges that they face.
"We mean business, Mr. President, we do want to work with you. We are willing to say, let’s set differences aside and come together to produce results for the people who sent us here.”