Articles Tagged 'Eric Cantor'
Tea party has momentum, optimism for another win with Mississippi runoff
Energized by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning loss in Virginia earlier this month, tea party Republicans hope to finish the job Tuesday in Mississippi…READ MORE
Conservative Raul Labrador enters House Majority Leader race
Hard-charging conservative Rep. Raul R. Labrador said Friday that he’s jumping into the race for House Majority Leader, giving tea party members a champion in the contest to replace fallen Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
“Americans don’t believe their leaders in Washington are listening and now is the time to change that,” said Mr. Labrador, Idaho Republican, in announcing his bid…READ MORE
The Top 8 Consequences of Cantor’s Defeat
On Tuesday night, one of the most stunning upsets in Congressional primary history took place, with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) losing his primary…READ MORE
Eric Cantor presses amnesty for children of illegals: It’s ‘biblical’
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said granting amnesty to children of illegal immigrants is a biblically-based notion and that’s why he supports it.
“I’ve always…READ MORE
House takes action on gun checks
The House on Thursday approved a funding increase for the national background check system in response to last week’s mass shooting in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Adopted 260-145, the amendment to a 2015 appropriations bill provides an additional $19.5 million in grant funding for the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is intended to prevent the sale of…READ MORE
House Majority Leader Cantor Under Fire From All Sides For His Immigration Stance
The immigration debate was at a fever pitch again Wednesday, with groups from different sides of the issue taking aim at House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, who sent a flier to voters in recent days boasting of shutting down a plan to “give illegal aliens amnesty.”
The flier, distributed in his district by his re-election campaign, comes…READ MORE
Conservatives look for alternative to Cantor
Eric Cantor has never been closer to wielding the speaker’s gavel, but he may want to keep an eye over his right shoulder.
As speculation…READ MORE
Eric Cantor falls hard from good graces of conservatives
Conservatives are increasingly targeting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, arguing that he has abandoned conservative principles and protesting his planned meeting with moderate and liberal…READ MORE
Cantor Insists on Budget â€˜Reformsâ€™ in Return for Debt Hike
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., outlined a plan Friday to hold federal spending and the debt limit hostage â€” but not necessarily over Obamacare.
â€œHouse Republicans will demand fiscal reforms and pro-growth policies which put us on a path to balance in ten years in exchange for another increase in the debt limit,â€ Cantor wrote in a memo to…READ MORE
GOP leaders delay ObamaCare vote in face of conservative discontent
Lacking the votes, House Republican leaders on Wednesday postponed action on a bill that would have changed President Obamaâ€™s healthcare law.
The move was a…READ MORE