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Governor McAuliffe ‘heartsick’ at Eric Cantor’s loss

Terry McAuliffe 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

“I’ll be the first to tell you I was devastated the night Eric Cantor lost. We lost the House majority leader. We’ve never had a speaker in Virginia history; I would love for Eric Cantor to have become speaker.” –Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA)

In an interview during Channel 4 NBC Washington’s “Ask the Governor,” Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe said in a nutshell what so many Republicans want: a leader who will work with those across the political aisle (see Virginia Gov. McAuliffe ‘heartsick’ over Eric Cantor’s primary loss).

Noting that Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA 7th) was very easy to work with, the governor said:

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Video: Remembering the leadership of the Honorable Eric Cantor, Majority Leader

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Eric Cantor, Virginia’s congressman who rose to become the second most powerful Republican in Washington, steps down today from his role as majority leader.

Thank you, Leader Cantor, for your steadfast conservative leadership for the Republican Party.

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U.S. House schedule for Thursday, July 31, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

THURSDAY, JULY 31ST
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business.
First votes expected: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Complete Consideration of H.R. 935 – Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Gibbs / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

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U.S. House schedule for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

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U.S. House schedule for Tuesday, July 19, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

TUESDAY, JULY 19TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 3896 – To amend the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to provide a definition of recreational vessel (Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz / Education & the Workforce Committee)

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U.S. House schedule for Monday, July 28, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

MONDAY, JULY 28TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 935 – Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Gibbs / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

2) H.R. 4156 – Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

3) H.R. 4838 – To redesignate the railroad station located at 2955 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, commonly known as “30th Street Station”, as the “William H. Gray III 30th Street Station” (Sponsored by Rep. Chaka Fattah / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

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U.S. House schedule for Friday, July 25, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

FRIDAY, JULY 25TH
On Friday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business.
First and last votes expected: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

H.Con.Res. 105 – Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq (Suspension, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern / Foreign Affairs Committee)

H.R. 4935 – Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Jenkins / Ways & Means Committee)

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U.S. House schedule for Thursday, July 24, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

THURSDAY, JULY 24TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

H.R. 4984 – Empowering Students Through Enhanced Counseling Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie / Education and the Workforce Committee)

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U.S. House schedule for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23RD
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

H.R. 3136 – Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2013, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Salmon / Education and the Workforce Committee)

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U.S. House schedule for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

TUESDAY, JULY 22ND
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 4572 – STELA Reauthorization Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee / Judiciary Committee)

2) H.R. 4450 – Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis / Energy and Commerce Committee)

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U.S. House schedule for Thursday, July 17, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

THURSDAY, JULY 17TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business.
First votes expected: 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

H.R. 4719 – Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2014, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Reed / Ways and Means Committee)

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U.S. House schedule for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Complete Consideration of H.R. 5016 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015 (Modified Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ander Crenshaw / Appropriations Committee)

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The Presentations of a County Fair

Daniel Cortez 2By Daniel P. Cortez

The home grown values of a county fair help ground you. One can’t help reconnecting with the principles this nation was founded on by those who remain stewards of the land.

Walking around the Caroline County Fair stock yard communing with the blue ribbon roosters and grand champion cattle, the sounds and smells of rural living were calming.

I needed calm in the face of the media firestorm about immigration and children who continue to flood our southern border due to a misunderstanding of President Obama’s DACA ruling, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” It may have been an attempt of compassion by the President, politically oriented or not, but the consequences have our nation in an uproar. It has enraged the Hispanic community regardless of political orientation.

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U.S. House schedule for July 14, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

MONDAY, JULY 14TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

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U.S. schedule for Friday, July 11, 2014

From Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

FRIDAY, JULY 11TH
On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business.
First and last votes expected: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

One Minute Speeches

H.R. 4718 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Pat Tiberi / Ways and Means Committee)

Special Order Speeches

COMMITTEE ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy hearing on “Constitutional Considerations: States vs. Federal Environmental Policy Implementation
(Friday, July 11th, at 10:15 a.m.)

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