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Republicans attack healthcare agenda

Republicans attack healthcare agenda

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy can't get back on track with existing Democratic healthcare policies, House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Saturday.

GOP sets sights on spending, health care

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Incoming Republican leaders of the U.S. House put challenging the administration's spending and health care programs at the top of their agenda.

Tax credit for hiring gaining support

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A plan to provide U.S. employers with tax credits for adding to their payrolls is gaining wide support, Republican whip Eric Cantor said.
Boehner gets tough with GOP laggards

Boehner gets tough with GOP laggards

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, is cracking down on Republican members who don't meet performance benchmarks, observers say.
GOP: Election no vote for 'big' government

GOP: Election no vote for 'big' government

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Two leading Republican U.S. House members said Sunday the outcome of Tuesday's election should not be seen as endorsement of "big-government" philosophy.
Blunt out as House minority whip

Blunt out as House minority whip

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- House Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri officially announced Thursday his decision not to serve in that capacity in the next Congress.

Cantor absent from RNC speaking list

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Eric Cantor, rumored to be on the shortlist of John McCain's U.S. vice presidential picks, is not on the Republican National Convention speaking list.

Dogs of War: A small step for contractors

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- For a long time now, much of the discussion of the use of private contractors on the battlefield and war zones has been sensationalistic and not particularly helpful. Either contractors are just patriots helping out their former comrades, as most of them are former military themselves, or they are just war profiteering money-grubbers who trample on human rights. Neither view is correct.
DAVID ISENBERG

Candidate doesn't want Bush's coattails

RICHMOND, Va., May 20 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore III says he's not interested in riding President George Bush's coattails in his quest to win the state's U.S. Senate seat.

House Democrats mull immigration fragments

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. House of Representatives Democrats are considering breaking the contentious immigration reform bill into smaller elements, The Washington Times reported.

Christian Coalition hears GOP speakers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Christian Coalition said it was hosting a training conference Friday in Washington with several GOP congressional and state leaders as speakers.

Cantor, rising GOP star, seeks Jewish vote

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 people jammed the tony Plaza Hotel in advance of a speech by U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, the House's lone Jewish Republican, Roll Call reports.

GOPers urge tax rebate on St. Paddy's Day

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The annual 'Wearin' of the Green' was marked on Capitol Hill Wednesday by the introduction of legislation to return budget surpluses to the taxpayers.

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 10

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for July 24, 2002

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International
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Eric Cantor
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) (L) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) attend a press conference after the House passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 13, 2009. No House Republicans voted for the bill. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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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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