House Majority Leader Cantor’s “The Leader’s Lineup”
This Week in the House
Small Business Tax Cut: Next week, the House will consider the Small Business Tax Cut Act, H.R. 9. The Small Business Tax Cut Act is a simple, clear solution to help small businessmen and women grow their businesses and hire new workers. The Small Business Tax Cut Act will allow small businesses with fewer than 500 employees to take a tax deduction equal to 20% of their active business income, irrespective of how the small business is organized. Our 20% small business tax cut goes straight to the bottom line so small business owners can retain more capital, invest in their businesses and create more jobs. You can find more info on the Small Business Tax Cut HERE.
Sportsmen: Next week the House will also consider the Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012, H.R. 4089. This legislation requires federal land managers to facilitate use of Forest Service and BLM land for fishing, sport hunting, and recreational shooting (and provide written justification to Congress for any closures); reaffirms National Monument land for recreational shooting use (and requires the Secretary to provide written justification to Congress on any closures); directs the Secretary to issue permits for importing certain polar bear parts taken in a permitted and legal sport hunt in Canada during a specified period; and exempts shot, bullets, projectiles, propellants, primers, and any sport fishing equipment from the Toxic Substances Control Act (and EPA regulation).
Highway Extension: Next week, the House will also consider legislation that would extend the authority to appropriate funds from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for federal highway and surface transportation programs for 90 days. This legislation will also include language regarding the Keystone Pipeline.
The House was not in session last week; Members were back home working in their districts during the Constituent Work Week. The House will come back into session on Monday, April 16th.
Majority Leader Cantor Visits Google
Take a look at video of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Visiting Google's Headquarters in Mountain View, California HERE.
Become a Citizen CoSponsor to Follow Legislation You Care About
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has unveiled a groundbreaking new initiative called Citizen CoSponsor. This is a dynamic communications platform that creates a more open, visible and participatory legislative process. Built on Facebook's Open Graph, Citizen CoSponsor will enable the American people to follow legislation that they are interested in. In turn, they will receive first-hand information and updates on the status of the bill as it moves through the legislative process. Click HERE to learn more and become a Citizen CoSponsor.
YouCut Phase II
The new YouCut options are posted on the YouCut website. The options are: 1) to terminate loan guarantees for speculative alternative technology ventures like Solyndra, 2) to terminate a federal subsidy for relocating railroad tracks and 3) to retain a greater share of geothermal royalties for deficit reduction. You can learn more about this week’s options and vote HERE.
Track the Progress of the House Republican Plan for America's Job Creators with the Jobs Tracker
America is at a crossroads and House Republicans are committed to taking every possible step to spur job creation and get our economy back on track so that Americans can do what they do best: create, innovate and lead. Click here to track the progress of the House Republican Plan for America's Job Creators.
"Are my efforts addressing job creation and the economy? Are they reducing spending? Are they shrinking the size of the federal government while protecting and expanding liberty? If not, why am I doing it…Why are WE doing it?"