WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement:
"I'm pleased to see the IRS has finally made the correct decision to halt its continued targeting of conservative and tea party groups. I, and my colleagues in the House, have worked hard this year to ensure conservatives receive equal and fair treatment from the IRS, and this is a vindication of those efforts. In February, we passed the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act which would have accomplished this through law.
"While this is a victory for free speech, we must ensure it is a permanent victory and so the House will continue its aggressive oversight efforts. The IRS cannot be used as a political weapon by any administration, and I will continue to ensure that remains the case in the months and years to come."