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Rubio, Ryan back off total immigration overhaul

...very negative."Ryan's efforts to find a House GOP consensus on immigration fizzled after former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was upset in his primary race last year by a conservative who accused him of backing amnesty. A crisis...
Nation and World
House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps adults without dependents to receive food stamps indefinitely.House conservatives, led by Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., have said the almost $80 billion-a-year program has become bloated. More than 47 million Americans...
Alaska Editorial: Lawmakers slip surly bonds of tax pledge

...pledge as "no taxes, under any situation, even if your country goes to hell."Others, like House minority leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, have said the pledge is a big deal in D.C. but not among the folks back home.Chambliss, Graham...
Don Young sworn in for 21st term

...elected Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., broke with fellow members of the Republican caucus by voting for Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., instead of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, for Speaker of the House. Asked for his vote, Young loudly...
Bloomberg pressures donors over gun control votes

...checks."I thanked them for their courage and willingness to come forward and talk to us," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said. "I know that they're continuing to seek how to solve the problem and we're going to continue...
State | Local
Debt talks: Dire warnings, a possible compromise?

...progress toward a solution. Boehner also took steps during the day to present a common front with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, his second-in-command, who has seemed at times to take a dominant role in the White House talks. Reid criticized...
The political angle of the debt-ceiling debate They promised that there would be "more than one bite at the apple," in the words of House Republican leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and that the debt ceiling would be the most important bite. By proposing to raise the debt ceiling in two...
Cantor, GOP playing Scrooge with disaster relief

...expect them to insist that Hurricane Irene relief be fully financed only if the money is swiped from other programs.Eric Cantor, GOP No. 2 in the House, summed up the ethos Monday on Fox News: "We will find the (Irene) money if there is...
Outside editorial: Captiol Hill's political impasse on jobs

...Nevertheless, there are elements of Obama's plan that fit both parties' philosophies, as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., has noted. Rather than enacting those pieces, however, they seem more interested in positioning themselves...
Spare us the spare engines

...of the Republican "government spending is out of control" caucus, including Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, Eric Cantor of Virginia and Mike Pence of Indiana, want them. Since 2004, Congress has earmarked more than $1.5 billion for...


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