Eric Cantor

House Leaders Urge Obama to Veto UNSC Settlements Resolution

01/28/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. House of Representatives leaders urged President Obama to veto a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution that slams Israel on settlements and urges a return to direct Israeli-Palestinian talks.

"We are deeply concerned about the Palestinian leadership’s decision to reject the difficult but vital responsibility of making peace with Israel through direct negotiations, and instead to advocate for anti-Israel measures by the United Nations Security Council and other international forums," says the letter sent Thursday.

Altschuler Concedes House Race In Suffolk

12/08/2010
Staff Writer

For a while it looked like the Jewish Republican caucus in  Congress would double in size - but after one of the year's closest House races was decided conclusively this week, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) will still be its only member.

It took more than a month, but Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop was certified the winner Tuesday in the First Congressional District in Suffolk County’s East End, narrowly defeating Republican challenger Randy Altschuler.

Altschuler Concedes to Bishop in Suburban N.Y. Race

12/08/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Randy Altschuler conceded the congressional election in a suburban New York district to incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop.

Altschuler, a Republican, is trailing the Democrat Bishop by 263 votes, unofficial counts show in the eastern Long Island district.

Obama Remark Misinterpreted, Cantor Spokesman Says

11/15/2010

(JTA) -- U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's promise that the new GOP majority will "serve as a check" on the Obama administration was "not in relation to U.S.-Israel relations," his spokesman said.

Brad Dayspring told The Washington Post Monday that the comment last week by Cantor (R-Va.), the putative leader of the House of Representatives, to visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been misinterpreted to refer to Israel.

GOP Sweep Makes One Jew a Star, Unseats and Disempowers Others

11/03/2010
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A historic Republican sweep of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday has propelled Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip, to the verge of becoming the highest-ranking Jew in U.S. political history.

"We are excited for Eric Cantor to become the next House Majority leader," said Matt Brooks, director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. "The highest ranking Jew to ever serve in the House!"

Eric Cantor's remarkable rise to the GOP heights

Despite some high-profile losses, it's been a great night for the Republicans and a great one for Rep. Eric Cantor.

Cantor's easy reelection victory and the GOP conquest of the House – according to several network projections – mean he's now in line to become Majority Leader, second only to Rep. John Boehner, who is expected to easily win the Speakers position.

Cantor's foreign aid proposal: would it reopen the debate over Israel's (big) piece of the pie?

Rep. Eric Cantor's proposal to separate Israel's U.S. aid from the overall foreign aid appropriations process may get support from some GOP colleagues eager to put the Democratic administration and congressional Democrats on the spot, but you can bet it's going to make pro-Israel leaders here nervous.

Cantor Could Help GOP Take the House, But Can He Win Over the Jews?

10/27/2010
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Eric Cantor has spent a lifetime relishing in wearing the other hat.

Among Jews, the Republican congressional whip from Richmond, Va., likes to play the genteel Southern conservative, the posture that won over his wife, a socially liberal banker from New York.

Among southerners, he’s the nice Jewish boy who belongs to an Orthodox synagogue and graduated from Columbia Law School, but who has an easy familiarity with NASCAR, country music and evangelical beliefs.

Lowey Blasts Cantor on Israel Aid Proposal

10/26/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The top foreign operations appropriator in the U.S. House of Representatives slammed a GOP proposal to vote separately on aid to Israel and foreign aid.

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), who chairs the foreign operations subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, termed "outrageous" the proposal by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip.

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