Departing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has announced he will leave Congress on August 18th. In his farewell speech, Cantor stressed the importance of education reform and U.S. leadership abroad.
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00:02 I have truly lived the American dream. That's what this
00:06 country is supposed to be about dreaming bidding. Believing that each
00:11 generation can do better than the last. Now unfortunately. We've seen
00:17 that -- road in recent years. And our nation faces many
00:21 challenges. Too many are left wondering. If we can be an
00:26 America that works. In America that leafs. Too many children are
00:32 condemned to a bad school because of his zip code they
00:35 let them. Big -- in America. Should not mean being deprived
00:41 of a good education. And we've all got to continue fighting
00:45 for these kids. This it says the civil rights issue of
00:50 our time. Our nation and our economy. Cannot meet its full
01:01 potential. If we in America are not leading abroad never before
01:06 have I've been more worried about the prospects. Of that piece.
01:11 -- -- are diminished engagement on the world stage. I shudder
01:16 to think what the world looks like in five years for
01:21 us and our allies. If we don't steal our resolve and
01:25 stand tall with those who stand with us. It was his
01:31 -- are close but once again thanking my colleagues for their
01:35 service. I thank them for their friendship and warmth. And with
01:40 that. Are you back.