Rep. Eric Cantor

Former Representative from Virginia’s 7th District, Republican

Cantor, a Republican, was the representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 2001 to 2014.



Our unique analysis of the bills Cantor sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cantor is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2013 Statistics

Read our 2013 Report Card for Cantor for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cantor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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