Cantor seeks House majority leadership post
U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor of Richmond surprised no one Wednesday when he announced that he will seek the job of House majority leader when Republicans officially take control of the chamber in January.
Cantor, currently the House Republican whip, sent a letter to his GOP colleagues that also included a plan for the future called "Delivering on Our Commitment: A Majority to Limit Government and Create Jobs."
His plan outlines a series of programs to have committees conduct reviews of government rules, regulations and statutes that "impose additional, unnecessary costs on employers and job creators," write bills that would reduce spending and have a conversation about what kind of changes need to be made to entitlement programs to keep them viable.
"We must govern differently,'' he writes. "Not just differently than the Democrats, but differently from our previous majority. And job number one is to focus on more jobs for more Americans and to shift the economy from stall to forward. It's time to produce results."
Read the letter and plan here.
| November 3, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
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