House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is giving the Republican party a message makeover.
In a sharp departure from the GOP's emphasis on slashing federal spending, bringing down the deficit and moving legislation to assist the "job creators," the No. 2 House Republican is rolling out a more personal appeal in a speech on Tuesday with an agenda to "make life work."
Cantor is hoping to put last year's bruising fiscal battles that pit House Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats behind and turn the page to a new approach that demonstrates the GOP cares about problems Americans confront in their daily lives.
The speech comes one week before Obama is expected to outline his second term agenda in the State of the Union address.
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According to prepared remarks released by Cantor's office on Monday, the majority leader will highlight four main areas - education, health care, job growth, and innovation.
"Our solutions will be based on the conservative principles of self reliance, faith in the individual, trust in the family, and accountability in government," Cantor is expected to say in his speech to the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.
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