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The Obamacare Fight Heats Up, Cruz Hints At Filibuster

September 20, 2013 by  

The Obamacare Fight Heats Up, Cruz Hints At Filibuster

Senate Democrats said Thursday that “far-right” members of the Republican Party have hijacked the Congressional debate over the forthcoming implementation of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform legislation.

Congress will have to act quickly to pass a continuing resolution to fund Federal operations past Sept. 30, but House Speaker John Boehner has allowed Republicans in his chamber to include a provision that would defund the healthcare law in order to continue funding Federal operations.

The House GOP is seeking a one-year delay to the Affordable Care Act as a part of any bill that extends the government’s borrowing authority.

Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that the Republican plan could have “deadly serious” consequences for the American public if it causes Congressional gridlock on spending.

“I want to be absolutely crystal clear — any bill that defunds Obamacare is dead, dead,” he vowed.

While the bulk of the Obamacare fight will take place in the House, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said that he will do “everything necessary and anything possible to defund Obamacare” in the upper chamber.

“Any procedural means necessary,” Cruz said. Asked by reporters if a filibuster was possible, he continued, “Yes, and everything else.”

The House resolution is scheduled for a vote on Friday.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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