HOUR 16: STILL STANDING
Sen. Ted Cruz is still at…..
How long will he go?
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) continues to speak on the Senate floor about his opposition to the ObamaCare and why he wanted to block the continuing resolution. He said he intended to talk “until I am no longer able to stand.”
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Sen. Cruz extends attack on Obamacare into Wednesday morning
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) extended his attack on President Obama’s health-care law early Wednesday morning by continuing a marathon speech modeled on old-fashion filibusters that likely will complicate House GOP efforts to pass a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown next week.
Speaking with little assistance from his Republican colleagues, Cruz assured that debate on the spending measure will stretch well into the weekend. With Senate passage all but certain on a bill that will include funding for the health-care law, Cruz’s strategy will give House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and his colleagues only a few hours to respond with a different version of the legislation.
House GOP may attach Obamacare delay to CR
The House Republican leadership is seriously considering attaching a one-year delay of Obamacare’s individual mandate to the Senate bill to avert a government shutdown, according to senior GOP aides.
If House Republicans decide to go this route, it would all but provoke a government shutdown, since Senate Democrats might not even schedule a vote on a bill that includes that provision, Senate leadership staffers say. Even if the Senate schedules a vote, there might not be time to move the legislation through the slow-moving chamber.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/house-gop-obamacare-cr-97299.html#ixzz2fu8A3AL2
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