Washington, D.C. -- House Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement praising the selection of Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) as Chief Deputy Whip:
"Peter Roskam was a key member of my Whip Team and an instrumental part of our "Pledge to America' and the "America Speaking Out' project. His leadership was pivotal in showing that Republicans put the views of the people first in developing a positive, results oriented agenda. In the new Republican Majority, Peter will play an instrumental role in efforts to cut spending, rein in government, and restore certainty to the private sector so that Americans can get back to work.
"Having once served in the position, I know that Peter is an excellent choice by Kevin McCarthy to serve as the Chief Deputy Whip for the 112th Congress."