Ted Cruz

Sen. Cruz's Marathon Speech Against Obamacare Continues

Began at 2:40pm ET yesterday

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) continued his attacks 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.

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