Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-7) released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 3230, Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act and H.J. Res. 72, Honoring Our Promise To America's Veterans Act:
"Today, the House passed two very important measures to provide relief to our veterans and those who serve in our National Guard. We in the House take seriously our responsibility to ensure that our National Guard and reservists are paid and to guarantee that veterans receive the benefits they have earned. In Virginia, this is especially important for the men and women and their families who sacrifice so much and play a critical role in the defense of our country. This is something we should all agree on. We have already passed bipartisan legislation funding our troops, which has been signed into law, and I hope the President and Senate Democrats will join us to make sure that all those who have served and continue to serve our country are taken care of."