Eric Cantor

Eric Ivan Cantor (b. June 6, 1963) is the U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district, serving since 2001. A member of the Republican Party, he became House Majority Leader when the 112th Congress convened on January 3, 2011. He previously served as House Minority Whip from 2009 to 2011. Cantor is the highest-ranking Jewish member of Congress in its history.

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Eric Cantor and the Violence Against Women Act — What is wrong with these Republicans?

Saturday, January 5, 2013
Since the introduction of The Violence of Women Act in 1994, the bill has passed in a bipartisan manner – until now. Eric Cantor didn’t like it – so he killed the bill. He killed the bill because he and other House Republicans didn’t like the portions of the bill that had been expanded by the Senate to cover immigrants, members of the LGBT community, and the Native American community living within tribal jurisdiction. [ Read more → ]
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GOP touts opposition to marriage equality at anti-gay summit

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Republican public officials — including the No. 2 person on the GOP presidential ticket — weaved opposition to same-sex marriage into their speeches during an annual social conservative conference in D.C. as they criticized President Obama’s policies and reaffirmed traditional values. [ Read more → ]
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Human rights groups urge public officials not to attend ‘Values Voter Summit’

Thursday, September 13, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A coalition of human rights groups is calling on public officials not to attend this week's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., because its host, the Family Research Council, has spread demonizing lies about the LGBT community, and because one of its co-sponsors, the American Family Association, has linked homosexuality to the Holocaust. [ Read more → ]
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Values Voter Summit: GOP candidates plan weekend with anti-gay activists

Thursday, October 6, 2011
This weekend, nearly every major GOP presidential candidate, along with the top two Republicans in the House of Representatives, will speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of the leaders of the movement to integrate fundamentalist Christianity and American politics. [ Read more → ]
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Boehner, House GOP leadership move to defend DOMA in court

Friday, March 11, 2011
House GOP leadership took a key step this week that will allow it to defend in court the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman [ Read more → ]
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Gillibrand to House GOP: Don’t waste taxpayer money defending DOMA

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Just one day after House GOP leadership announced they would take action to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is urging Republican leaders not to waste taxpayer resources to defend the unconstitutional law. [ Read more → ]
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DOJ – DOMA aftermath: Swell or tsunami?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Political decisions are a lot like oceanic earthquakes. First, there’s the quake, and then there’s the wave. So it is with the decision by the Obama Department of Justice to call the Defense of Marriage Act -- or DOMA -- unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]
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House GOP leaders working on plan to defend DOMA

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
In response to the Obama administration's decision to stop defending the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act in court, House Republicans are now saying they are looking to have a plan in place by late this week to defend the law themselves. [ Read more → ]
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