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Cantor to step down as majority leader

Cantor to step down as majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Following his stunning primary defeat Tuesday night, Eric Cantor will step down from his post as majority leader in July.
Gabrielle Levy
Sarah Palin congratulates candidate who beat Eric Cantor

Sarah Palin congratulates candidate who beat Eric Cantor

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Sarah Palin congratulated Tea Partier David Brat, who unexpectedly defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Danielle Haynes
Jack Trammell rated higher than David Brat on Rate My Professors

Jack Trammell rated higher than David Brat on Rate My Professors

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --The candidates vying to replace Eric Cantor in the Virginia 7th are two unknown professors from a small college near Richmond.
Gabrielle Levy
Immigration protest erupts at Eric Cantor's election rally

Immigration protest erupts at Eric Cantor's election rally

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --After Cantor conceded his primary election, immigration activists pushed their way into the ballroom to rub salt in the wound.
Gabrielle Levy
Eric Cantor stunned by tea party candidate in primary

Eric Cantor stunned by tea party candidate in primary

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election in Virginia Tuesday night, leaving the Republican House leadership.
Gabrielle Levy
House passes VA healthcare access bill unanimously

House passes VA healthcare access bill unanimously

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --The House unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to allow veterans to seek healthcare outside the VA if they're forced to wait too long for an appointment.
Gabrielle Levy
Boehner to Obama: Fix the VA

Boehner to Obama: Fix the VA

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Top-ranking House Republicans sent a letter to the White House Wednesday demanding immediate action in response to the ongoing Veterans Affairs scandal.
Matt Bradwell
House Republicans demand VA accountability

House Republicans demand VA accountability

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --House Republicans and veterans demanded the passage of a bill that would allow the Secretary of VA to fire individuals involved in the ongoing Phoenix scandal.
Gabrielle Levy
Rep. Michael Grimm: I've been 'vilified' by the press from the start

Rep. Michael Grimm: I've been 'vilified' by the press from the start

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) --Rep. Grimm is, in his own words, a hardworking, egg-breaking, stepping-on-toes kind of congressman, and if he's facing political death, he knows who's to blame.
Gabrielle Levy
Cantor continues criticism of Obama's response to VA scandal as Congress looks to expand Shinseki's power

Cantor continues criticism of Obama's response to VA scandal as Congress looks to expand Shinseki's power

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Congress will grant Secretary Eric Shinseki the power to fire those deemed responsible for the ongoing VA scandal.
Matt Bradwell
House passes sex trafficking legislation [UPDATE]

House passes sex trafficking legislation [UPDATE]

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) --Members of the House of Representatives easily passed Tuesday of a package of bills aimed at halting sex trafficking inside the U.S. and abroad.
Gabrielle Levy
House passes permanent research tax credit over WH veto threat

House passes permanent research tax credit over WH veto threat

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) --Defying a veto threat from the president, the House passed a bill to make permanent a tax credit to boost research funding.
Gabrielle Levy
House votes to form Select Committee on Benghazi

House votes to form Select Committee on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) --The House voted Thursday evening to establish a Select Committee that will investigate the terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.
Gabrielle Levy
General: We never thought Benghazi was because of a video

General: We never thought Benghazi was because of a video

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- A retired brigadier general who was in Africa at the time of the attack on Benghazi said they quickly knew a YouTube video wasn't to blame.
Gabrielle Levy
Anne Frank memorial tree planted on Capitol Hill

Anne Frank memorial tree planted on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Members of Congress marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with an extra ceremony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, dedicating a new tree in honor of Anne Frank.
Gabrielle Levy
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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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