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Eric Cantor defends House GOP’s ‘Stop Government Abuse’ bills

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Sunday defended GOP efforts last week to pass a series of measures billed as "Stop Government Abuse" legislation while President Obama was pressing for investments aimed at job growth.

"First of all, government doesn't create jobs, the private sector does," Cantor said on "Fox News Sunday." "Stop burdening our economy, that's what the purpose of these bills were."