January 16, 2014
It’s déjà vu all over again in the Senate Thursday with tea party favorite Ted Cruz demanding a vote on healthcare reform as the price for moving ahead with funding for the government.
The Texas conservative was a central player in events leading up to the shutdown last October –again over the Affordable Care Act. Now he’s back, demanding a vote on his amendment days before the government faces the risk of another shutdown.
Cruz’ target is a $1.1 trillion spending bill which passed the House easily Wednesday on a 359-67 vote after an hour of debate governed by a Republican-backed rule that allowed no amendments.