House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released an updated report on the Imperial Presidency, highlighting examples of the Obama Administration’s executive overreach and abuse of the law:
"Our Founders created a series of checks and balances for our democracy to prevent any one of the three branches of government from becoming too powerful. Today, this system is under threat as the executive branch continues to bypass Congress and use executive action to promote its own agenda. Most evident of the Administration’s blatant disregard for the rule of law is the President’s selective implementation of ObamaCare. At a time when the law is creating more uncertainty for working families and for our economy, the President continues to circumvent Congress and issue delays to parts of the law. Not only are these delays unilateral, but they are oftentimes put forth in a way that is not apparent to the American people, buried on holiday weekends, late evenings, and even entirely behind closed doors as we saw last week. The American people deserve better.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today issued the following statement on the Obama Administration's secret individual mandate delay:
"The Obama Administration once again tried to sneak through a unilateral change to ObamaCare which essentially allows anyone who has experienced a hardship in obtaining health insurance to opt out of the individual mandate tax without requiring documentation. It’s no surprise that the Administration tried to sneak this through after spending years attacking Republicans for wanting to spare Americans from this very mandate. These backdoor changes to the law have to stop. Republicans agree that Americans should not be subject to ObamaCare’s mandate tax and will vote tomorrow to delay it for five years and use those savings to protect Medicare for our nation’s seniors.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor gave the following remarks on the House floor in support of the ENFORCE the Law Act
"I thank Chairman Goodlatte from Virginia and I thank him for his leadership on this effort. Mr. Chairman, I rise today in support of the ENFORCE the Law Act.
"Our Founders created a series of checks and balances for our democracy to prevent any one of the three branches of government from becoming too powerful. This separation of powers has always been one of the most important pillars of our political system and an example of good governance for the world to follow.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today gave the following remarks at the weekly Republican Leadership press conference:
"There are nearly 200 House-passed bills being blocked in the Democratic Senate. Nearly 200 of them. Many of them overwhelmingly bipartisan. Many of them sponsored by House Democrats. And many of them of focused on creating jobs, growing wages, and creating opportunity for all. You would have to ask: isn't it about time the Senate starts to work?
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement commending House passage of H. Res. 499, a resolution expressing the House's support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression:
"Last week, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill to provide loan guarantees to bolster the new Ukrainian government. Today, the House has again demonstrated its support for the people of Ukraine by passing H. Res. 499, a resolution expressing the House's support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. The resolution condemns Russia for its violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and long-standing interference in Ukraine's domestic politics, and calls upon the Administration to sanction those responsible for or complicit in Russia's intervention.