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House GOP delegation heads to Davos forum

A delegation of House Republicans is headed to the glamorous World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
 
 
 
“I look forward to engaging in an exchange of ideas on areas of economic growth, opportunity, and competitiveness in order to help America’s working middle class families. The Forum also provides an excellent opportunity to meet with world leaders to discuss shared national security challenges and partnerships," Cantor said in a statement.
 
Making the trip are House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Rep. Kay GrangerNorvell (Kay) Kay GrangerTrump gives jolt to push for military ‘space force’ Overnight Defense: Pompeo brings hawkish Iran stance to State | Air Force ducks on 'space force' | Senate eyes vote on US role in Yemen war | Perry doesn't want to be VA chief Air Force leaders sidestep question on Trump's 'space force' MORE (R-Texas), the lead appropriators on foreign matters, and Reps. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.).
 
A House Democratic source said there is no official delegation of Democrats to the meeting. 
 
The campaign arm of the Democratic party attacked Cantor for making the trip.
 
“Eric Cantor could not have made the priorities of this Republican Congress any clearer if he had taken out a Super Bowl ad—while millions of Americans looking for work lose their unemployment insurance, Cantor will be spending their taxpayer dollars to jet Republicans to Davos, Switzerland to schmooze with the recipients of House Republicans’ tax breaks, the world’s wealthiest billionaires,” said Josh Schwerin of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  
 
Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump considering pardon for boxing legend after call from Sylvester Stallone GOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees The Hill's Morning Report: Inside the Comey memos MORE (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyCongress should build on the momentum from spending bill Overnight Tech: Zuckerberg grilled by lawmakers over data scandal | What we learned from marathon hearing | Facebook hit with class action lawsuit | Twitter endorses political ad disclosure bill | Uber buys bike share Overnight Cybersecurity: Zuckerberg faces grilling in marathon hearing | What we learned from Facebook chief | Dems press Ryan to help get Russia hacking records | Top Trump security adviser resigning MORE (D-Vt.) are scheduled to speak at the meeting, although the House members are not.