House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2609, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act:
"The House has made clear its commitment to our national defense and expanding our domestic energy production while working toward a balanced budget. This legislation provides necessary funding for our nation's waterways and infrastructure while eliminating waste and streamlining inefficient, costly government programs. Further, it maintains American competitiveness in cutting-edge research and innovation, and supports efforts to develop our vast American energy resources all while saving hard-earned tax dollars. I thank Chairman Hal Rogers, Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, and the House Appropriations Committee for their work on this important measure as we in the House continue our work toward returning our nation to a path of fiscal sustainability to ensure prosperity for all Americans."