House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

The House Will Not Adjourn The 112th Congress Until A Credible Solution To The Fiscal Cliff Has Been Found

Posted by Connor Walsh on December 5, 2012

During his weekly Colloquy with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made clear that the House will not adjourn the 112th Congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been found:

As was announced last week, the House has a number of outstanding legislative items that we must resolve and first amongst them is the so-called fiscal cliff. Though the House's targeted adjournment set in October of last year was December 14, that is no longer the case. Instead, Members are advised that the House will now be in session the week of December 17, exact days will be announced next week. Members are further reminded that the House will not adjourn the 112th Congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been found.

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Posted by Matt Lira on November 30, 2012

Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced the release of the 2013 calendar for the U.S. House of Representatives. The calendar is publicly available in printable month-by-month and one-page formats.  The 113th Congress will commence on January 3, 2013 with the swearing-in ceremony for newly elected Members of Congress. 

Please click here to view the 2013 calendar for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Let's Bring High Skilled Immigrants Into Our Workforce, Grow The Economy, Reunite Families

Posted by Connor Walsh on November 30, 2012

In a editorial syndicated by the McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Majority Leader Eric Cantor discusses the STEM Jobs Act and why this piece of legislation is so vital for growing our economy and creating jobs:

Entrepreneurship and job creation won't kick into high gear until businesses have the workers they need to drive growth and innovation, and immigrants have always been a key part of the equation. Unfortunately, current immigration laws keep foreign-born workers out of America, even after they have earned master's and doctoral degrees from U.S. universities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, where high-skilled workers are desperately needed.

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The Land of Opportunity

Posted by Connor Walsh on November 29, 2012

Our immigration system prevents employers from hiring qualified foreign graduates, even those who were educated in the United States, who want to stay in this country. We must act to keep these innovators in America where they can drive entrepreneurship, job creation and economic growth.

On Friday, November 30, the House is considering H.R. 6429, which will award 55,000 visas to foreign graduates of U.S. universities with doctoral and masters degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Leader Cantor Calls On President Obama To Get Serious About Entitlement Reform To Avert Fiscal Cliff

Posted by Connor Walsh on November 28, 2012

Following a meeting of the House Republican Conference, Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on President Obama to get serious about entitlement reform in order to avert the fiscal cliff:

As the Speaker said, we have done our part. We have put revenues on the table, something that we didn't do two years ago during the debt ceiling negotiations. We still believe that it is most important for us to address the economic situation in this country where so many people are out of work. That's why we take the position, and believe strongly, that increasing marginal rates, income tax rates, is not the way to produce growth and to put people back to work.

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2013 House Calendar

If the Senate does not act, the sequester will take effect in:

Time since the House passed a solution:

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