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The Honorable Eric Cantor

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company

Eric Cantor is Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Moelis & Company as well as a member of the Moelis & Company Board of Directors. Mr. Cantor, who has more than 25 years of political and business experience, was formerly United States Representative for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District and House Majority Leader. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives between 2001 and 2014. He was elected by his colleagues in the House to serve as the Majority Leader for the 112th and 113th Congresses where he led the public policy agenda for the House.

During his time in office, Mr. Cantor was a leading voice on healthcare, the economy, job creation, and policies focused on improving the lives of the American middle class. He was a leading voice in calling for increased commitment to R&D and was responsible for passage of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act.  This important legislation prioritized funding for pediatric medical research and has created a model for future bipartisan agreement around increased funding for medical research. He is also regularly featured in publications focusing on a wide range of topics including both domestic and international matters. Mr. Cantor received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University, his law degree from The College of William and Mary, and his master's degree from Columbia University in New York.

“NIH funding has been important to me before, during, and now after my time in political office.  America has been and should always be home to the greatest and most advanced research in the world.  There is no greater gift to the next generation than to find life-saving treatments and cures for disease.  We must make research and innovation a national priority, and NIH is critical to this effort. Our country needs NIH for cures, protection from global viruses and disease, and to make us a strong nation with abundant jobs." 

The Honorable Eric Cantor

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company

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