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November 07, 2009 9:29 am ET

Rep. Goodlatte Blatantly Lies, Says GOP Plan Outlaws Denying Coverage To Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

While speaking on the floor of the House on November 6, 2009, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) falsely claimed the Republican plan "makes it illegal for an insurance company to deny coverage to someone with prior coverage on the basis of a preexisting condition." In reality, the GOP alternative plan does no such thing.

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September 30, 2009 11:50 am ET

Rep. Cantor's "Disconnect" From The American People

In a September 30, 2009 statement, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) said the push for a public health insurance option shows that Washington "is just absolutely disconnected with what most families in this country are expecting out of their government." But considering that 65% of Americans support a public option, it seems that Cantor is the one who's "disconnected."

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September 15, 2009 2:30 pm ET

Rep. Cantor's "Required" Video Press Release Distorts The Facts

On September 15, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor's office released a video press release attempting to mislead viewers into believing health insurance reform would require them to change health plans.  This is not true.  Neither the president's plan nor H.R. 3200 would require such a thing.

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August 17, 2009 4:31 pm ET

After Claiming Gov't Doesn't Create Jobs, Rep. Cantor Hosted Job Fair Filled With Gov't Employers

In May 2009, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor said the government "can't create jobs." Yet on August 17, 2009, he hosted a job fair filled with employers from the federal government.  Which is it?

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August 17, 2009 12:08 pm ET

A Smirking Rep. Cantor Dodged Questions (And Facts) On The Stimulus

On August 17, 2009, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box via satellite from Richmond, Virginia.  During the interview, Cantor repeatedly dodged questions over whether stimulus money has flowed into his district.  The city of Richmond, a portion of which sits in Cantor's district, has received over $17 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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July 22, 2009 10:39 am ET

Rep. Cantor's Office Produced A Misleading Health Care Video

On July 22, 2009, the office of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor released a web video filled with false claims about health care reform.  The video relies on inflated costs and faulty statistics to hide the fact that the Republican plan is grossly inadequate for American families struggling in today's economy.

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July 14, 2009 11:12 am ET

Rep. Cantor Falsely Declares That President Obama's Policies "Have Failed"

On July 14, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) wrote a blog post at RedState.com titled "Getting Americans Back To Work." In the post, Rep. Cantor prematurely declared that President Obama's economic recovery package failed, while continuing to fear-monger about cap-and-trade and health care reform.

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July 02, 2009 11:20 am ET

Rep. Cantor Continues Smearing The American Clean Energy And Security Act

On July 2, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) issued a statement in response to the release of new unemployment numbers.  In his statement, Rep. Cantor smeared the American Clean Energy and Security Act as a "hard-hitting tax" and a job killer.  But in reality, the Democrats' cap-and-trade plan will create 1.7 million American jobs and help the country become more energy independent, all for the price of a postage stamp per day.

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June 25, 2009 10:00 am ET

Top Republicans Have Close Ties To Big Oil & Utility Companies

As the vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act draws near, Republicans in the House are sure to fight it tooth and nail.  However, examining their close ties to the oil, gas and electric utility industries raises the question: "Whose side are they on?"

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June 24, 2009 3:02 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Praised The CBO Last Week, Now Says It's "Losing Its Credibility"

Last week, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) treated the CBO's analysis as gospel, calling its preliminary report on health care reform "the turning point in the healthcare debate." However, now that the CBO says the American Clean Energy and Security Act will only cost the average family a postage stamp per day, Rep. Cantor claims the CBO has "entered the realm of losing its credibility."

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June 23, 2009 6:37 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Supports Federal Funding For High-Speed Rail Project He Opposed

On June 20, 2009, the Star Exponent wrote that Rep. Eric Cantor supported securing federal stimulus funding for a high-speed rail project in Virginia.  However, just a few short months ago, Rep. Cantor opposed $8 billion for high-speed rail, and even called such projects "waste" and "pork."

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June 23, 2009 2:42 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Distorts American Clean Energy And Security Act

In a press release on June 23, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) repeated false, but still frequently used, talking points about the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

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June 17, 2009 4:46 pm ET

False Tweet Alert: Rep. Cantor Falsely Stated The Administration Has Been Silent On Iran

On June 17, 2009, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor posted a tweet claiming "Tehran violence is a horrible human tragedy. Administration silence is troubling." However, the administration has decried the violence in Iran while, at the same time, recognizing that U.S. meddling would serve as a boost to Anti-American forces within the country.

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June 17, 2009 10:41 am ET

Rep. Cantor Misrepresents The Democratic Health Care Proposal

On June 17, 2009, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor appeared on CNBC to discuss health care reform.  During his interview, Rep. Cantor falsely implied the Democratic proposal would not "provide a way for people to keep what they've got if they like it."

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June 15, 2009 4:27 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Forgot Vice President Biden Was A Part Of The Administration

On June 15, 2009, Rep. Cantor criticized the Obama administration for their "silence in the face of Iran's brutal suppression." However, on the previous day, Vice President Biden appeared on NBC's Meet the Press and criticized Iran for "the way they're suppressing speech, the way they're suppressing crowds."

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June 15, 2009 11:51 am ET

Rep. Cantor Misinforms On Jobs

In a New York Daily News op-ed on June 15, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor criticized President Obama's stimulus plan and repeated the popular and false GOP claim that their package would have created twice as many jobs.

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June 09, 2009 6:53 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Repeats False Claim That GOP Plan Would Create "Twice As Many Jobs" - For The Second Time In Two Days

On June 9, 2009, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor criticized the administration's stimulus plan while once again echoing Rep. John Boehner in falsely claiming that a GOP plan would create twice as many jobs. But why bother working on legislation to actually help the economy when you can just repeat claims that aren't true?

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June 09, 2009 4:39 pm ET

The GOP's Misguided Attacks On The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act

Unable to escape the partisanship of Washington, DC, Congressional Republicans are out of touch with Americans who are witnessing the success of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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June 08, 2009 1:37 pm ET

Twice The Misinformation: Rep. Cantor Repeats False Claim That GOP Plan Would Create "Twice As Many Jobs"

On June 8, 2009, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor criticized the administration's job creation while echoing Rep. John Boehner in falsely claiming that a GOP plan would create twice as many jobs.

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June 05, 2009 10:14 am ET

George Allen Repeats Debunked Cap-And-Trade Myths

On June 4, 2009, former Sen. George Allen appeared on E&E TV (Energy & Environment) to discuss his new ExxonMobil-funded American Energy Freedom Center, a project of the Institute for Energy Research.  Allen used his appearance to repeat false statistics and debunked myths regarding the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

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June 04, 2009 5:06 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Knows Firsthand About Not "Preparing For The Gathering Storm"

On June 4, 2009, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor wrote a blog post in which he urged the President to revise his defense budget and warned that the U.S. could regret it if "we didn't prepare for the gathering storm of threats on the horizon." Yet, as chairman of the House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, Cantor took no action until September 12, 2001... when he issued a press release.

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June 04, 2009 1:04 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Repeats Cap-And-Trade Falsehoods

On June 4, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) called in to a West Virginia radio show to discuss the cap-and-trade bill making its way through the House. During the interview, Rep. Cantor falsely claimed that cap-and-trade is a job-killer that could cost families "as much as $3,000 per year."

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June 03, 2009 1:01 pm ET

Rep. Cantor: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

On June 3, 2009, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor criticized Congressional Democrats for including non-troop items in a war funding bill.  Rep. Cantor must have a short memory, because in 2007, he voted for a Bush war funding bill that included $17 billion in the non-troop items he now loathes.

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June 02, 2009 2:04 pm ET

Rep. Cantor: An Embarrassing Record On Foreign Policy

On June 2, 2009, Minority Whip Eric Cantor issued a statement criticizing President Obama's handling of Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Yet a thorough examination of Rep. Cantor's record on issues of national security reveals many troubling facts.

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May 20, 2009 1:15 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Completely Misrepresents Credit Cardholders' Bill Of Rights

On May 20, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor issued a press release claiming that that Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2009 would "make credit less available for hardworking families" and "forces good actors who have managed their finances responsibly to subsidize the bad actors." In reality, it is not designed to do either of these things. At all.

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May 07, 2009 2:50 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Repeats Debunked Rumor About White House Intimidation

On May 7, 2009, the New Ledger published an interview with Rep. Eric Cantor during which he accused the White House of threatening Chrysler's bondholders. The only problem?  Perella Weinberg, the "recipient" of the alleged threats, publicly denied the rumor long before Rep. Cantor was interviewed.

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May 04, 2009 6:13 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Still Citing Failed Budget

On May 4, 2009, Rep. Eric Cantor sent out a press release claiming, "the Democrat [sic] Majority in Washington remains disconnected from the realities families and small businesses are facing."  He then touted the failed GOP alternative budget proposal, which, in a demonstration of how "connected" the GOP is with reality, called for a complete freeze on almost all domestic spending, made deep cuts in education and Medicare, and resulted in a roughly $500 billion annual deficit - about the same as the Democratic plan.

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April 15, 2009 2:24 pm ET

Rep. Cantor Can't Tell The Difference

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor issued a press release that attempted to tie America's current fiscal problems and tax burdens to President Obama.  Evidently, Cantor can't access the various independent analyses of the President's tax proposals.

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April 14, 2009 4:28 pm ET

6.2 Million Jobs Claim: FALSE

In estimating the effect of their "jobs plan," Republicans admitted they misused a formula published in an academic paper they weren't able to understand in the first place. In fact, the paper Republicans cite as their primary source states that tax cuts are ineffective during a recession, undermining the cornerstone of their budget.

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April 13, 2009 6:28 pm ET

Fact Check: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Ad -- "Bureaucrats to Run Virginia Businesses?"

Once again, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is using scare tactics and falsehoods to protect corporate interests. However, its spin cannot overcome the facts -- the Employee Free Choice Act would benefit workers, small businesses, and the economy as a whole. Here are the facts...

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