Today, the House unanimously passed the Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act (H.R. 1949), a bill to explore ways to enhance higher education transparency and help make life work for students and their parents.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made the following remarks on the Floor of the House in support of H.R. 1549:
“American moms and dads are working tirelessly to help their children achieve their dreams. For many, that dream includes college. However, the cost of postsecondary education has become increasingly difficult for American families to bear. Young graduates today are not only confronting a tough job market when they leave school, they are continually facing a growing mountain of debt that is financially burdensome and extremely difficult to pay back.
Today, the House approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by passing the Northern Route Approval Act (H.R. 3) in a bipartisan 241-175 vote.
Upon passage, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement:
“Working families need access to jobs and affordable energy, but President Obama continues to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Building the pipeline would create tens of thousands of new jobs, bring more energy to the marketplace from our ally Canada, and help lead to lower energy prices for families.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor makes a brief statement on the tragedy in Oklahoma following the weekly meeting of the House Republican Conference.
“Our hearts break when we see images of the terrible devastation in Oklahoma from last night and this morning. Families torn apart, kids taken from us way to earlier, and communities devastated.
“As we heard from our Oklahoma colleagues, the people of Oklahoma are strong. The people of our country are strong. We will help them rebuild and do what is necessary as Americans always do.
“We will continue to focus here in Washington on making sure that does happen and that we address the other challenges that our nation faces.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor makes a statement following the weekly meeting of the House Republican Conference.
Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that the House will investigate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for targeting certain tax-exempt organizations for their political affiliation:
The IRS cannot target or intimidate any individual or organization based on their political beliefs. The House will investigate.— Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) May 10, 2013