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
Senate immigration legislation is the "Obama-Reid plan to give illegal immigrants amnesty."
Recent stories featuring Eric Cantor
PunditFact couldn’t resist a juicy claim about Eric Cantor’s steakhouse spending. We can’t either.
The Republican primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Tuesday stunned the political world. Here are a few of the fact checks our colleagues at PolitiFact Virginia did from his race.
So thorough was Brat's victory that he won 53 percent of the vote in Henrico County -- Cantor's home and an area he has reresented either in the state legislature or Congress since 1992.
PolitiFact Virginia looked at a number claims made during the Brat-Cantor primary. Here's what we found:
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.
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.
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