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Cantor Names Conaway Deputy Minority Whip
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 • Posted January 21, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Republican Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced that he has named Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) as Deputy Minority Whip for the 111th Congress. Conaway previously served as an Assistant Whip to former Minority Whip Roy Blunt. The Deputy Whip is responsible for helping the Majority Whip find the votes necessary to pass critical legislation.

“This week begins our march toward a stronger future for America based on revitalized, common sense ideals,” said Congressman Eric Cantor, the Republican Whip. “I’m pleased that Congressman Conaway has joined the Republican Whip Team, the team that will act as the cornerstone of House Republican efforts to preserve, protect and create a better tomorrow for working families. This team is comprised of top leaders that will advance a positive vision for the future of our country, a vision based on accountability, transparency and action. I look forward to getting to work alongside Congressman Conaway.”

Congressman Eric Cantor previously served as Chief Deputy Whip to Congressman Roy Blunt, who served as the Republican Whip from 2003-2009.

“This is a tremendous honor and a great responsibility that House Minority Whip Eric Cantor has entrusted me with,” said Conaway. “I look forward to helping the House Republican Leadership lead the effort to continue to advance Republican ideals and promote our conservative agenda. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us as the House addresses an aggressive legislative agenda, and I am excited to better serve the constituents in the 11th District of Texas in my new capacity.”

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