Making life work: Remarks by Majority Leader Eric Cantor

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The government should ensure that Americans from all walks of life have a fair shot to pursue success and achieve their dreams, declared US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in an address Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute. In the address, Rep. Cantor unveiled a series of policy proposals aimed at “Making Life Work” for more Americans that will serve as legislative priorities for House Republicans in the 113th Congress.

Although parts of Rep. Cantor’s address touched on the fiscal challenges the United States faces, in particular a looming entitlement crisis brought on by Medicare and Medicaid, most of his remarks focused on creating the conditions necessary to maximize opportunity for everyday Americans.

Rep. Cantor articulated the House GOP’s vision for the upcoming legislative agenda, spotlighting priorities including education, tax reform, immigration, and health care. He put a human face on many of his proposals by citing anecdotal evidence from several guests in the audience who have struggled to navigate these systems and urged Congress to “move heaven and earth” to address these problems.

One week before President Obama’s State of the Union address, Cantor concluded with a call for bipartisan solutions, declaring, “Making life work for more working people, and all who want to work, is the best way to a future of higher growth and more opportunity.”
-- John VerWey

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US House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor will deliver remarks focusing on conservative reforms that the 113th Congress can embrace to make life work for more people. In particular, he will address the areas of education, health care, workforce reform, immigration, and innovation.

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