Eric Cantor's file:

Republican from Virginia

Eric Cantor is a seventh-term congressman representing the Seventh District of Virginia. In December 2008, he was elected to serve as the Republican Whip. Two years later he was elected Majority Leader, a position he currently holds. Cantor previously sat on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has direct jurisdiction over taxes, trade, Social Security, Medicare, prescription drugs for seniors, health care and welfare reform.  

Recent statements involving Eric Cantor

"The CBO’s latest report confirms what Republicans have been saying for years now. Under Obamacare, millions of hardworking Americans will lose their jobs."

Under Obamacare, "The IRS will have access to the American people’s protected health care information."

"Why is President Obama unnecessarily delaying your flight? FAA could cut other spending."

"Over the last 20 years, the world has changed. It used to be that one could make a career out of working for one company. Today, the average worker stays at his or her job for barely four years."

Recent stories featuring Eric Cantor

Wacky spending, even under the sequester?:

We look at claims that the government still funds goofy projects like fantasy football and research on duck penises. But not all of these claims are accurate.

On Cantor and World of Warcraft: Readers weigh in:

Many readers agreed with our Pants on Fire rating to Majority Leader Eric Cantor's claim that the U.S. "spent  $1.2 million paying seniors to play World of Warcraft to study the impact it had on their brain."

But some felt we were too tough on him, saying Cantor simply cited the wrong fantasy game and that the $1.2 million federal grant was still funding research involving seniors playing a video game.

Did the House GOP keep its campaign promises?:

In our final report card on the GOP Pledge-O-Meter, we look at how House Republicans fared on the promises they made to voters in 2010.

The ups and downs of small business employment:

Several readers asked how it is possible that small businesses consistently create 70 percent of the nation's private sector jobs but employ only half of the workers. Here's our answer.

Fact-checking claims about Obama's jobs bill:

Congress hasn't yet taken up President Barack Obama's jobs bill, but that hasn't stopped supporters and critics from making claims about what the bill would do. We check three of the claims. 

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