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Cantor Blasts White House Priorities

Speaking with reporters this morning, House Republican leaders criticized President Obama's budget and blasted what they say is a lack of focus on the economy.

"It's as if the administration thinks it's a part-time job to address this economy," said House Minority Whip Eric Cantor. "We're at the White House last week for two hours talking about health care while the Dow drops 200 points."

Going forward, Cantor said, "our focus will be about jobs -- jobs are the path to putting this country back on track."

The GOP leaders, including John Boehner, Mike Pence and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, also called on Obama to veto the omnibus appropriations bill that the Senate is expected to pass today.

Also present was freshman Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), who argued against what she said is "the largest budget proposal in history." Pence chimed in on the budget as well, saying it "spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much, and the American people know it."