Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) released the following statement in support of Medicare administrator nominee Marilyn Tavenner:
"Marilyn Tavenner is eminently qualified to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. I have known Marilyn since my days in the Virginia State Legislature. She was an individual with a wealth of knowledge about the complexities of the health care system, and she came forward with solutions that actually made sense. Her experience is drawn from her time as a nurse and as a health system administrator. I always found her to be extremely professional and understanding of the value of the private sector in health care. I am convinced that with Marilyn we can work together to bring much needed reform to Medicare and Medicaid, and save them for those seniors and working families that rely on these programs. While I have no direct role in her confirmation, I do support her nomination."