Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reiterated his call for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign and suggested it's now up to Democratic leaders to force the New York Democrat to step down from his House seat.
"I think he should resign. I think his leaders should do everything they can to bring him to that point if he's not already," Cantor said at his weekly session with reporters Monday.
Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden began the weekly address with “good news” Saturday, praising signs of growth in the economy as seen through the lens of the automobile industry.
“Not only is our economy overall growing,” he said, “one of the important sectors of economy is on the rise again: the American automobile industry.”
Washington (CNN) – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan may have waved off a run for President in 2012 in his appearance on a Sunday talk show, but House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told reporters on Capitol Hill Monday he would like to see Ryan make a bid for the GOP nomination.
Assessing the 2012 Republican field after Indiana Republican Governor Mitch Daniels announced this weekend he would not run, Cantor said he thought the GOP candidates already in the race "are strong candidates," but he also noted, "it's early still. These campaigns will begin to focus as the primary season nears."
Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Donald Trump is not "really serious" about being a 2012 presidential candidate because of his focus on the issue of President Barack Obama's birthplace.
Trump is not the Republican party's answer to winning the 2012 presidential election, Cantor told CNN's American Morning on Wednesday. "I don't think he is really serious, when we launch a campaign, a campaign launched on the birther issue, " Cantor said.
Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor predicted Tuesday that despite opposition from some key House conservatives, the government spending deal would pass with "strong Republican support" in the House on Thursday.
But when pressed if Republican leaders would need help from House Democrats to pass the bill, Cantor deflected the question, saying "we will always ask for them." The majority leader punted the issue to House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-California, saying "I'm not close enough to the vote count to know so you'll have to ask Mr. McCarthy."
Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday defended Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King for holding a series of hearings on the "radicalization" of the American Muslim community and that community's response to it.
The number two House GOP leader pointed to the 2009 attack at Fort Hood by a Muslim American soldier on fellow U.S. soldiers, and maintained that King's committee's job is to deal with potential threats to U.S. security.
Washington (CNN) – With government funding set to run out in 10 days, and Congress on recess, Republican and Democratic congressional leaders sparred via press release Tuesday, blaming each other for steering the government toward a possible shutdown.
The sharp tone of the releases was in contrast to hopeful signs Sunday and Monday that the two sides were on a path to head off a disruptive shutdown that could affect a wide range of government services.
Washington (CNN) - While House Republicans grapple with exactly how much money to try to cut from the federal budget, their leadership announced Tuesday that the first big spending vote will take place sooner than expected – the week of February 14.
The federal government is currently operating under a $1.1 trillion stopgap spending measure that funds departments and programs at largely FY 2010 levels, which expires on March 4.
Washington (CNN) – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she plans to sit with Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland during the State of the Union address, not House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, who had invited her to sit with him.
Cantor will instead sit with a Democratic colleague from Virginia, according to spokesman Brad Dayspring.
Washington (CNN) – Under pressure from House conservatives demanding deeper spending cuts than what House GOP leaders proposed, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said he is open to allowing a vote on their proposal.
"We committed prior to the election that we would reduce discretionary spending to '08 levels. If the will of the House is such, if there are 218 votes to deliver on ‘06 levels, then so be it," Cantor said Monday at his weekly session with reporters in the Capitol.