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September 25, 2013


Cruz Votes to Take Up Budget Resolution After All

Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) "21-hour, 19-minute verbal assault on President Obama's signature health care law ended Wednesday when the Senate voted 100-to-0 to break off debate and move to consider House legislation that Democrats plan to use to keep the government open next week," the New York Times reports.

"Mr. Cruz's marathon session -- which began Tuesday afternoon, went straight through the night and ended at a predetermined noon deadline -- did not win over senators from either party, and in fact Mr. Cruz even voted to open debate. After the vote, Senate Mike Lee, Republican of Utah and a Cruz ally, said Mr. Cruz never intended to oppose the motion to take up the bill, a position contradicted by his words and procedural motions for days before the tally."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) greeted the conclusion of Cruz's speech by declaring it "a big waste of time."














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