June 23, 2011 |
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House majority leader, said Thursday he was pulling out of deficit reduction talks, throwing into jeopardy the ability of the White House-led negotiations to strike a budget deal with congressional leaders by this summer's deadline. Cantor cited an impasse over the tax issue, and pressed President Obama to more forcefully lead the negotiations to a conclusion. "Democrats continue to insist that any deal must include tax increases," Cantor said in a statement.
March 4, 2012 |
Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House, threw his support behind Mitt Romney just days before the marquee day of the GOP presidential nominating race -- Super Tuesday. The House majority leader and Virginia congressman said Romney was the party's best candidate on what is likely the central 2012 campaign issue: the economy. "Mitt Romney is the only candidate in the race who's put forward a bold, pro-growth, pro-jobs plan for the future," Cantor said in an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday.
September 8, 2011 |
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor seems to be warming to one likely element of President Obama's job proposal. The Virginia Republican suggested Thursday, hours before Obama was due to outline the plan, that Republicans might be willing to accept an extension of the payroll tax cut. "It's not the best way to create incentives for a small business to create a job, but it does provide tax relief for people," Cantor told reporters at a lunch hosted...
June 13, 2011 |
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Monday tried to put fresh pressure on top Democrats to step up efforts to push Rep. Anthony Weiner out the door. The Virginia Republican repeated his call for Weiner’s resignation and added that Democratic leaders “should do everything they can to bring him to that point, if he’s not already.” Weiner said Saturday that he is taking a leave of absence from the House while he seeks treatment. The New York Democrat is in week No. 3 of a scandal that erupted after he was found to be sending explicit photos of his body parts to women he met through his Twitter account.
October 11, 2011 |
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is trying to walk back his criticism of the Occupy Wall Street protesters just days after the Virginia Republican characterized them as "mobs. " At a news conference with reporters on Tuesday, Cantor went for a more empathetic approach, saying he understood why there was unrest. “People are upset, and they are justifiably frustrated. They're out of work. The economy is not moving. Their sense of security for the future is not clear at all. People are afraid, and I get it,” he said.
July 14, 2011 |
President Obama described his relationship with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as "cordial" on Thursday, one day after a testy exchange between the two ended a negotiating session on the debt ceiling. Even as Obama described the daily White House talks as "professional," he signaled his frustration with the lack of progress to CBS affiliate KYW, one of three local television interviews he did Thursday trying to make his case to the nation. "At a certain point, the American people run out of patience if they think that people are playing games and not serious in terms of solving problems," he said.