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Congressman Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, 112th Congress

Date & time

Feb 2, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EST


Weill Hall

Free and open to the public.
Reception to follow.

About the speaker
Congressman Eric Cantor is the Majority Leader for the 112th Congress and has represented Virginia's 7th district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2001. Cantor is chair of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and previously served as Minority Whip and on the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Congressional Quarterly has described Cantor as 'the GOP's communicator, rainmaker and consensus builder.' He is co-author of Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders, a 2010 New York Times best-selling book.

Cantor earned a master's degree from Columbia University and his law degree from The College of William and Mary. He lives in Richmond with his wife, Diana, and has three children.

About the lecture
Congressman Cantor-a dynamic, important young leader within the Republican Party-will address the problems and challenges our country faces, and deliver the case for how the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives plans to tackle those challenges. Rep. Cantor will argue that America needs a leaner, smarter and more efficient government that produces results by promoting a culture of opportunity, responsibility and success. His speech will detail the Republican legislative strategy of cutting spending and needless regulation, and growing jobs and the economy. In addition, Rep. Cantor will touch on how his party intends to deal with President Obama-areas where they will work with him, and areas where they will provide a check and balance on his policies.

Read more about Congressman Cantor.

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