House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement on the latest unemployment report:
"America isn't working when people can't find a good paying job. House Republicans are focused on helping those who are unemployed find jobs, and also focused on protecting working middle class families from Administration policies which reduce their hours and wages. Investors Business Daily reported this week that all of the net new low-wage jobs added in 2013 fell below ObamaCare's 30-hour threshold and 30 million workers clocked the shortest average workweek on record, just over 27 hours a week. This is unacceptable.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved a bill to provide loan guarantees for Ukraine:
"Today, House Republicans acted swiftly to provide the Administration with authority to issue loan guarantees to Ukraine. Russia's invasion of a sovereign nation is a violation of international law and its legal commitments. Our actions today demonstrate that the United States stands in support of the Ukrainian people and their government. Time is of the essence, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to pass this bill swiftly so we can provide the President with the tools he needs to help stabilize Ukraine."
Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Whip Kevin McCarthy, Conference Chair Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Chairman Buck McKeon, Chairman Mike Rogers, and Chairman Ed Royce today sent the following letter to President Obama following reports that Israel has once again intercepted an Iranian shipment of weapons bound for Gaza-based Palestinian terrorists. You may find a printable PDF version HERE.
This weekend, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will participate in the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The annual pilgrimage is led by Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and organized by the Faith and Politics Institute. Leader Cantor will be joined by a bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress as they pay tribute to Mississippi’s impact on the Civil Rights Movement:
"I am once again honored to join my colleagues Representative John Lewis and many others including Representatives Gregg Harper, Alan Nunnelee, Bennie Thompson, and Terri Sewell to remember a very important time in our nation’s history. There were so many heroes in the Civil Rights Movement who brought about the necessity of change to the status quo in Mississippi and across the South. They represent the courage and perseverance of John Lewis and so many others who were fighting for the pursuit of freedom and opportunity for all Americans. This is an opportunity to come together and pay tribute to these trying times in our nation’s history, and to learn from them. I look forward to visiting the historic sites in Jackson that played such an integral role in our nation’s pursuit of a more perfect democracy."
House Majority Leader Cantor gave the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the RAPID Act:
"Mr. Chairman, I thank you and I thank the gentleman from Pennsylvania for his leadership on bringing this bill forward. Mr. Chairman, I rise today in support of the RAPID Act.
"It's hard enough for working middle class wage earners, many of whom haven't seen a raise in years, to get by. With record low temperatures, polar vortexes, and damaging snow storms, this brutal winter has created even bigger problems for America's families.