Republican from Virginia
Eric Cantor is a sixth-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. (Cantor’s wife, Diana Cantor, is a member of the board of directors of Media General Inc., parent company of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.)
Recent statements involving Eric Cantor
"Collectively states are spending more on Medicaid than they do on K-12 education."
Recent stories featuring Eric Cantor
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.
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.
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.
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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