As Eric Cantor seeks his second term in congress, he says its time the government invests in the people.
"We should take steps to provide for businesses and families," said Cantor, "to invest in the economy because that is the way we grow jobs. That might be the best way to provide the opportunity for people who may be out of work."
That's especially a need in Page County where several have been laid off in the past year due to plant closings. Cantor says he hopes to change that by making unemployment checks, pay checks.
"I will certainly be in the valley talking with government and business officials," said Cantor, "to try and promote economic development and bring jobs back to people who have lost them during these tough economic times."
Fighting economic hardships won't hold back a child's education, according to Cantor. He says the 2001 Education Empowerment Tax Credit Act helped put money back in your pocket by helping with the rising cost of education.
"It provides parents with a $1,000 tax credit, per child and per year," said Cantor, " to put towards that child's education whether it was public, private or home school."