House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today released the following statement on House passage of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act:
"As the President continues to take actions that threaten Medicare, the House is committed to ensuring this program is intact for seniors who rely on it. Modernizing how Medicare reimburses doctors is critical to this effort. Using the savings generated by an Individual Mandate delay already partially in effect to protect and modernize Medicare makes sense. The President has already essentially waived the Individual Mandate for all Americans, so why not use those savings to this end? I thank Dr. Burgess and Chairmen Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Joe Pitts, and Kevin Brady for their work on this important issue and I urge the Senate to take up and pass this common sense bill immediately."
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appeared on "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren to discuss conservative solutions, the Gabriella Miller #KidsFirst Research Act, and ObamaCare:
These Kids Are Not Invisible, They Are Our Inspiration:
"Greta, how outrageous is that? I have traveled almost every month to an inner city school both in my hometown of Richmond and elsewhere across the country, spending time in these schools with inner city students and kids. I don't look at them being invisible, I look at them as being an inspiration. I met a young boy in New Orleans named Brian, and here's a kid who – he’s never met his mom or knew who she was. The only time he has ever spoken with his father is through prison bars. He is being raised by his grandmother, and he recently found out his grandma was diagnosed with cancer. Yet, he was a positive kid. He was working to go to college. Here he was in an inner city school in New Orleans, able to be in that school because of a common sense conservative policy of education choice by Governor Jindal. We have solutions to help these kids. These kids are our inspiration. This is why so many people across the country are so sick about what goes on in Washington. We shouldn't be hurling accusations and doings things like that. The minority leader in the House should really, I think, apologize for that statement. That's outrageous. We all want to help inner city kids, we all want to help people. The debate should be around what's the best way to help people. We feel that we have common sense conservative solutions that actually can produce results like those in Louisiana that are helping Brian."
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.