Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cantor Right On Stimulus

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, my former congressman representing the Virginia 7th wrote a very well-reasoned opinion piece for CNN that I thought I'd share. As part of the House GOP leadership, Rep. Cantor gives me good reason to believe Republicans in the House understand not only the necessity of the stimulus and its large scope, but also the importance of their role as a check on majority power rather than an obstacle to legislative progress.

Cantor's concerns about the stimulus package demonstrate foresight and responsibility on his part, and they reflect the concerns of both Democrats and Republicans across the country. I'm very pleased with Speaker Pelosi and President-elect Obama's insistence on granting the GOP a voice in the crafting of the stimulus; if congressmen like Cantor are contributing to it, this bill will only have a greater chance of accomplishing what it must while avoiding inefficiencies and waste.

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