Is climate change next for GOP?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's plan to rebrand the Republican Party neglected to address a priority for the Obama administration as well as many Americans -- climate change.

State of Union: Obama's middle class focus

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. job growth, building the middle class and rebuilding old roads and bridges will be points in President Obama's State of the Union speech, aides say.

Cantor: Sequester isn't a good policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Rep. Eric Cantor, U.S. House majority leader, said the planned sequester-driven spending cuts are not the right policy for controlling costs.
GOP would force Obama to submit budget

GOP would force Obama to submit budget

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. House, in a mostly party-line vote Wednesday, passed a bill that would force President Obama to estimate when the federal budget will be in balance.
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Boehner tries to link Obama, sequester

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, in a brief floor speech Monday, tried to pin the pending sequester cuts on President Obama.

Cantor to reposition GOP beyond debt talk

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will urge Republicans to stop fussing about federal spending cuts and start talking about helping U.S. families, an aide says.

Ethics agency referred 13 cases for review

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Office of Congressional Ethics recommended the House Ethics Committee review 13 of 32 cases it opened during the 112th U.S. Congress, a report said.

GOP backs temporary hike in debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Republicans in the House will pass a three-month increase in the U.S. debt limit if the Senate agrees to approve a budget by April 15, GOP leaders said.

Ryan's fiscal cliff vote under microscope

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, coming off his failed vice presidential bid, says he voted for the fiscal cliff compromise because it leaves the nation "better off."

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Report: Boehner avoided coup attempt

Report: Boehner avoided coup attempt

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- An 11th-hour Republican political coup plot against U.S. House Speaker John Boehner was bigger than previously thought, Roll Call reported Sunday.
Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, at times overcome by emotion, urged lawmakers to tackle the nation's debt so it won't be passed on to future generations.

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Boehner sets Sandy vote under pressure

Boehner sets Sandy vote under pressure

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The House will vote on $9 billion to help Northeastern U.S. states hit by Hurricane Sandy, Speaker John Boehner said after getting an earful from his own party.
Gov. Christie: 'Shame on Congress'

Gov. Christie: 'Shame on Congress'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. House adjourned Wednesday without considering relief for Superstorm Sandy victims, despite calls by the president, governors and lawmakers to do so.
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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)

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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