U.S. House leader Eric Cantor visits Tulsa, talks budget

By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer

Congressional Democrats have all but given up on new taxes as part of a budget agreement, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday.

“We know we have a difference of opinion,” Cantor said. “We have said no deal will include new revenue, and I think the other side has finally accepted that.”

Cantor, a Virginia Republican, was in Tulsa for a fundraiser for 1st District U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine at the home of Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

“I’m really hopeful when we return to Washington next week that we will see some progress on a budget deal that will reflect what it is that we’ve been trying to do — that is, affect mandatory spending in this country,” Cantor said.

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