Cantor Hosts Economic Forum
Local Congressman Eric Cantor is in the process of hosting an economic forum with the goal of getting some advice from experts to forward to the soon to be Obama administration.
The Minority Whip is taking the President-elect up on his request to get insight on how to deal with the economy from people across the country. The hearing includes testimony from business leaders like Gov. Mitt Romney and former E-Bay CEO Meg Whitman.
The hearing started at 10am, but if you click on this link, it will allow you to rewind back to the beginning to watch the forum in its entirety.
I am scheduled to sit down with the Congressman to talk about what the forum produced and will have more on his efforts tomorrow on NBC12 and here at Decision Virginia.
After the jump, you can see the entire release regarding the session.
Cantor’s office has uploaded the video from the hearing on to YouTube. You can find it by clicking on the following links:
Cantor: Top Experts to Testify at Economic Recovery Solutions Hearing
Hearing to Focus on Approaches to Unprecedented Economic Challenges faced by American Families &
Republican Solutions Will Drive Private Sector Job Creation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President-elect Barack Obama’s challenge to Republican Leaders last week, Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today announced that he will invite top national experts and leaders to testify on Thursday and offer innovative ideas and solutions to help revitalize America’s economy. House Republicans are committed to an open and transparent exchange of ideas to help families across America deal with the unprecedented challenges they face.
Mr. Cantor released the following statement in advance of the hearing:
“Tomorrow will be an opportunity for Republicans to respond to President-elect Obama’s request to offer solutions that help put America back on the path to prosperity. Top national experts will offer innovative approaches that address the needs of working families and small businesses and put America back on the path to prosperity.”
WHO: JOHN BOEHNER, REPUBLICAN LEADER (R-OH)
ERIC CANTOR, REPUBLICAN WHIP (R-VA)
MIKE PENCE, REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE CHAIR (R-IN)z
HOUSE ECONOMIC STIMULUS WORKING GROUP MEMBERS
GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY
MEG WHITMAN, FORMER CEO, EBAY
ALEX BRILL, AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
BILL BREACH, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
GROVER NORQUIST, AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM
WHAT: ECONOMIC RECOVERY SOLUTIONS HEARING
WHEN: THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009
WHERE: HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE HEARING ROOM
CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, ROOM 210
*** In response to President-elect Obama’s request for Republican input, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) selected Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) to lead a working group to develop constructive ideas that can be included in legislation to help put the nation’s economy on the path to recovery.