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House passes bill to curb what GOP claims is 'imperial presidency'

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. House OK'd a bill Republicans say would curb systemic overreach by President Obama's White House and Democrats decry as base-pleasing.
Republicans hope to tie 'doc fix' to Obamacare mandate delay

Republicans hope to tie 'doc fix' to Obamacare mandate delay

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans plan to tie a 10-year delay in Obamacare's individual mandate to the annual ritual of overriding a cut in Medicare rates, aides say.
House tables CBC resolution condemning Issa for committee actions

House tables CBC resolution condemning Issa for committee actions

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday rejected a resolution condemning Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., for shutting down a committee hearing without letting any Democrat speak.

Flood insurance bill won't be considered on House floor

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Republican leaders in the U.S. House said Wednesday that the vote on a flood insurance bill will be delayed until next week.

Cantor predicts GOP to control all of Congress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., predicted the Republican Party would win back control of the Senate in November and retain control of the House.
The Issue: Debt limit showdown averted

The Issue: Debt limit showdown averted

Could that have been a real-life "House of Cards" playing itself out in Congress last week when lawmakers approved a year-long suspension of the debt limit and restored military pension cost-of-living cuts with a minimum of fuss and bother?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Gay candidate's ad shows GOP diversity, LCR says

A U.S. congressional campaign ad that shows the candidate's same-sex partner echoes Republican Party diversity, a GOP gay and lesbian rights group chief said.
GERRY HARRINGTON, United Press International
House passes clean bill to raise debt ceiling

House passes clean bill to raise debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Tuesday voted to raise the nation's debt limit without imposing any conditions and sent the bill to the Senate.
Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Congressional Republican leadership signaled last week that passage of comprehensive reform of the U.S. immigration laws is on life support.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Ryan: Broad U.S. immigration reform 'clearly in doubt'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Comprehensive U.S. immigration reform this year is "clearly in doubt," said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

House leaders to Obama: 'We haven't given up on working with you'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- House Republican leaders told President Obama they want to work with him, offering several House-passed bills languishing in the Senate as starting points.

Israeli, U.S., European lawmakers tour Auschwitz to mark liberation

KRAKOW, Poland, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Lawmakers from Israel, the United States and Europe toured the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz Monday to mark 69 years since the camp's liberation.

Jobless-aid impasse develops ahead of showdown vote

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. jobless-aid impasse pits the Democrats' plan to pay the $18 billion tab 10 years down the road against a Republican counter bid yet to be formulated.
Democrats join GOP to pass bill authorizing pediatrics research funds

Democrats join GOP to pass bill authorizing pediatrics research funds

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The House approved authorizing a shift of $12.5 million from U.S. political conventions to pediatric medical research, a vote one Democrat called "a message."
'Hour of Code' aims to teach 5 million students one hour of computer science this week

'Hour of Code' aims to teach 5 million students one hour of computer science this week

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- "Hour of Code" campaign kicks off Monday with YouTube videos, celebrity supporters and social media mentions in effort to teach computer science and programming.
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Eric Ivan Cantor (pronounced /ˈkæntɚ/; born June 6, 1963) is the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district, serving since 2001. A member of the Republican Party, he became House Majority Leader when the 112th Congress convened on January 3, 2011. He previously served as House Minority Whip from 2009 to 2011.

His district includes most of the northern and western sections of Richmond, along with most of Richmond's western suburbs and portions of the Shenandoah Valley. Cantor is the only Jewish Republican currently serving in Congress.

Cantor, the second of three children, was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Mary Lee (née Hudes), a schoolteacher, and Eddie Cantor, who owned a real estate firm. His paternal family immigrated from Eastern Europe in the early 1900s and his maternal grandfather was born in Romania. His father was the state treasurer for Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign. Cantor was raised in Conservative Judaism. He graduated from the Collegiate School in 1981. He enrolled at George Washington University (GW) in 1981, and as a freshman he worked as an intern for House Republican Tom Bliley of Virginia and was Bliley's driver in the 1982 campaign. Cantor was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity while at GW and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1985 He earned a Juris Doctor degree from William & Mary Law School in 1988, and received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in 1989.

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