Cantor: House Republicans ‘embark’ on job-creation agenda

House Majority leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced Thursday that House Republicans will “embark upon an agenda that is squarely focused on job creation to try and get this economy going again.”

Speaking to reporters after the House Republican Conference’s weekly meeting, Cantor called it a “two-pronged agenda” aimed at removing “job crushing regulations” and tax relief for small businesses.

Cantor acknowledged Wednesday that the GOP had a singular focus on slashing government spending in the first eight months of its majority in the chamber, perhaps at the expense of the “grow” part of their so-called “cut and grow” strategy.