House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after meeting with Rep. Nathan Deal, who will remain in the House of Representatives long enough to express the sentiments of his constituents during the final vote on the Obama/Pelosi health care legislation:
"The Democrats' health care overhaul will affect every single American. If President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader Reid use partisan reconciliation to jam a trillion dollar health care overhaul through Congress and subvert the will of a majority of Americans, we will do everything in our power to give that majority a voice during the vote.
"When dealing with legislation of the size, scope, and cost of the Democrats' health care overhaul, every Member of Congress should be listening to his constituents and representing their viewpoints. Nathan Deal is doing just that, and I join many Georgians -- and Americans -- in praising his decision."