How the GOP would govern the House

Cantor said it’s early, but he is confident that Republicans will take over the House. He believes voters are ready once again to trust the GOP — he said that Republicans have “demonstrated that we’ve learned from our mistakes in the past.” They’ve reworked their policy on ethics — “zero tolerance,” Cantor called it. Cantor also said Republicans would focus on spending, ending the automatic federal pay raise and the building of bike paths, which he considers “nice, but certainly shouldn’t be the priority.”

“One thing is we have, in the last 20 months, shown that we’ve gotten serious about spending,” he said in an interview with POLITICO. “We put votes up on the board — we’re serious about these cuts. We’re serious about working toward a balanced budget, reducing the size of the bureaucracy and the spending.”

Politico
8/25/10