Eric Cantor's file:
Cantor

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

Says Eric Cantor "was the co-author of the House GOP principles on immigration reform. Both the 'New York Times' and the 'Washington Post' said that that captured the essence of what was in the Senate immigration bill."

U.S. Reps. Eric Cantor and Luis Gutierrez were "touring the country last year … joined at the hip, working together in a bipartisan fashion indeed for the goal of immigration reform."

Eric Cantor "voted to fully fund Obamacare in October."

Says a "liberal" immigration reform group endorsed his GOP primary opponent, Dave Brat.

Senate immigration legislation is the "Obama-Reid plan to give illegal immigrants amnesty."

Recent stories featuring Eric Cantor

PunditFact confirms steakhouse claim about Eric Cantor's campaign:

PunditFact couldn’t resist a juicy claim about Eric Cantor’s steakhouse spending. We can’t either.

A look back at fact-checks from Eric Cantor's primary loss:

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.

PolitiFact had a ringside seat for Dave Brat's upset of Eric Cantor:

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:

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.

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