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Rep. Eric Cantor

Former Representative for Virginia’s 7th District

Cantor was the representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2001 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA7, 2001-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2013 Report Card for Cantor.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cantor is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Cantor sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Cantor was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cantor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (23%) International Affairs (23%) Health (23%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Taxation (15%)

Recent Bills

Some of Cantor’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cantor’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.Con.Res. 105 (113th): Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in ...
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 370/40.
No S. 47 (113th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Feb 28, 2013. Passed 286/138.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
No H.Res. 1704 (111th): Honoring the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon.
Dec 8, 2010. Passed 359/44.
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
Nay H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Aug 2014, Cantor missed 422 of 9,688 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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