Eric Cantor

Hoyer, Cantor Circulate Resolution Urging P.A. Sanctions

05/14/2011 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Leaders of both parties in the U.S. House of Representatives are circulating a resolution calling for sanctions against the Palestinian Authority if it pursues statehood recognition and remains reconciled with Hamas.

Adam Hasner in Fla. Senate race: Can a Tea Party Republican get the Jewish vote?

Every time I ask GOP sources about up-and-coming Republicans who might be positioned to provide some communal companionship for the lonely Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va), now the only Jewish Republican in Congress, the first name I generally hear is Adam Hasner, the former state House Majority Leader.

Romney, Thune Slam Obama on Israel

04/02/2011 - 20:00

LAS VEGAS (JTA) -- Two likely GOP presidential candidates slammed President Obama as unfair to Israel, in speeches to Republican Jews.

Neither Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) nor former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has yet formally declared his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but both are believed to be seriously considering a run.

The two joined other Republican luminaries on Saturday in addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition's winter leadership conference in Las Vegas.

House Leaders Urge Obama to Veto UNSC Settlements Resolution

01/27/2011 - 19:00

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

12/07/2010 - 19:00
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

12/07/2010 - 19:00

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

11/14/2010 - 19:00

(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

11/02/2010 - 20:00

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.

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