House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said there are “plenty of
areas” for both sides of the aisle to agree upon in President Obama’s
“You know I did hear plenty of areas I think that we can work together on, for sure,” Cantor told CBS News on Thursday. “What I heard was the president is interested in working with us to provide tax relief for small business. I’m also hearing the president say he’s interested in trying to streamline the red tape and get rid of that as far as infrastructure is concerned.”
Cantor also highlighted a reform of unemployment benefits as an area of compromise.
He rejected what he called an “all-or-nothing approach” that he said President Obama took in his speech to a joint session of Congress.
"The ‘my way or the highway’ approach doesn’t work. It doesn’t work in this town or anywhere. What works is building consensus, coming together, finding common ground and acting quickly,” Cantor said, adding that he hopes Congress can focus on the things they agree on, while setting aside more contentious proposals.