Obamacare website progress garners muted reaction from Congress
December 1st, 2013
03:08 PM ET
11 months ago

Obamacare website progress garners muted reaction from Congress

Washington (CNN) - News that the Obama administration met critical repair goals for HealthCare.gov brought almost no applause from Capitol Hill Sunday, with just a few members of Congress responding to the website progress report at all.

Of those who responded, most either indicated that they expect more issues or that they saw the website as the beginning of Obamacare's problems.

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Cantor's hometown paper pushes for clean spending bill
October 3rd, 2013
01:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Cantor's hometown paper pushes for clean spending bill

(CNN) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's hometown paper says, "Just do it."

The conservative Richmond Times-Dispatch published an opinion piece Thursday saying House GOP leadership should pass a clean continuing resolution and stop "placating the tea party caucus."
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • Government Shutdown • Virginia
September 28th, 2013
02:14 PM ET
1 year ago

GOP leadership: House to vote on continuing resolution Saturday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A government shutdown looked increasingly likely on Saturday as Republican leaders said the House would vote on two potentially deal-killing amendments to the stopgap spending bill the Senate passed Friday.

"The American people don't want a government shutdown and they don't want Obamacare," House Republican leaders said in statement.

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September 3rd, 2013
12:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Top House Republicans support Obama on Syria

(CNN) – In a big boost for President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday they'll vote for the president's resolution to use military force in Syria.

"This is something that the United States as a country needs to do," Boehner told reporters Tuesday at the White House after meeting with the president. "I will support his call for action, and I believe my colleagues should too."
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • John Boehner • President Obama • Syria
Republicans to make big pushes on oversight legislation
July 27th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans to make big pushes on oversight legislation

(CNN) – Before the House breaks for August recess, Republicans plan to pass legislation next week designed to "stop government abuse," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reiterated Saturday.

The legislation includes 10 measures for floor votes, largely pegged to this year's IRS controversy in which political groups seeking tax-exempt status received extra scrutiny. Republicans especially want to roll back the agency's role in overseeing key parts of Obamacare.
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Filed under: Congress • Eric Cantor
Obama celebrates America's independence
July 4th, 2013
09:57 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama celebrates America's independence

Washington (CNN) - President Obama used his weekly address Thursday to sound a happy birthday for the United States of America.

"On July 4, 1776, a small band of patriots declared that we were a people created equal – free to think and worship and live as we please," Obama said. "It was a declaration heard around the world – that we were no longer colonists, we were Americans, and our destiny would not be determined for us; it would be determined by us."
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • July 4 • President Obama
Boehner meets with Newtown families
June 12th, 2013
05:14 PM ET
1 year ago

Boehner meets with Newtown families

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner told CNN his meeting with the family members of those killed in the Sandy Hook school shootings was "very good."

Several relatives of those who died in the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last December returned to Capitol Hill six months after the tragedy. The massacre left twenty school children and six educators at Sandy Hook elementary school dead. The group sat down with Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon to discuss their efforts to push for legislation aimed at reducing gun violence.
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Filed under: Connecticut • Eric Cantor • Gun control • John Boehner
Boehner, Cantor to meet with Newtown families
June 10th, 2013
07:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Boehner, Cantor to meet with Newtown families

Updated 1:56 p.m. ET, Tuesday, 6/11, to reflect a schedule change for the meeting.

Washington (CNN) – The two top Republicans in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives will meet Wednesday with families who lost loved ones in the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting.

According to an aide to John Boehner, the House speaker and Majority Leader Eric Cantor will sit down with the families, who will be in Washington to mark six months since the massacre that left 26 dead.
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • Gun control • Gun rights • John Boehner
Cantor careful about Issa's 'paid liar' remark
June 4th, 2013
02:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Cantor careful about Issa's 'paid liar' remark

Washington (CNN) – The number two House Republican dodged questions Tuesday about whether he agreed with House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's use of the term "paid liar" to describe White House Press Secretary Jay Carney in a CNN interview Sunday.

Asked about Issa's comments, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor instead deflected the issue back to the White House, saying "there's been an abuse of trust on the part of this administration towards the American people. We're going to remain committed to getting to the bottom of this and let the truth come out."
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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Eric Cantor
Cantor on Obama outreach: 'I hope he is sincere'
March 14th, 2013
05:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Cantor on Obama outreach: 'I hope he is sincere'

(CNN) – Even after a meeting with President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor couldn't say for sure whether the new effort by the White House to reach out to Republicans is genuine.

"I hope that he is sincere in wanting to work together. Because the fact is, there are a lot of things that we do agree on. We know we've got to balance the budget. We know that there are things in common within his proposals and in ours," Cantor said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • President Obama
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