House Majority Leader Eric Cantor gave the following remarks at today's weekly Republican Leadership press conference:
"The working middle class of America is having a very tough time right now. In fact, it's hard for many to find good jobs, wages are stagnant, and it's harder to get ahead. And if you want to find out about opportunity for educating your kids, it's becoming more expensive and out of reach for many. Plain and simple: America is not working for the working middle class.
"We Republicans want an America that works for everybody. It is clear that our policies are going to be aimed - and have been - at benefitting all men and women across the country. We're not interested in dividing this country, we want us all to have an economy that grows for everybody.
"We still have to worry about America's role in a global economy because it affects folks here at home. I had an opportunity to travel abroad this week with some of my colleagues. My takeaway was that there is a real blessing for America action abroad, because it is we who stand for freedom around the globe.
"We need an America that works for everyone. We need an America that leads. That's what our Republican conference will be focused on this year."