The Obamacare Fight Heats Up, Cruz Hints At Filibuster

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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.

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  • jerry1944

    We have to keep our calls going out to congress and the senate, We have to keep helping Cruz and Lee and his group. They finally got bonehead to put it op for the fight and fight we must. KEEP the CALLS going so they know we don’t want there healthcare. SHOW our support keep calling

  • Doc Sarvis

    Even Cruz admits that once Americans experience the Affordable Care Act they will not want to give it up. THAT is why the Tea Party feels they need to stop in now. Short term gain for the Tea Party = long term misery for Americans.

    • Robert Messmer

      That must be the reason why congress opted out of it and why the unions and even supposedly Warren Buffet says it is a bad thing. They don’t want to become spoiled.

  • dan

    I listened to Cruz ( and Rubio called in) on the radio last night….
    this is the time to let your representatives know you position ;

  • tesmith47

    House Republicans Line Up for Free Annual Physicals Before Defunding Obamacare‏

  • Warrior

    Hmmm, short memory some have.

  • Warrior

    Go ahead dingy, your move. What’s that in your coat pocket, another note from your anonymous “friend” about who is paying their “fair share”? Do the country a favor and step down now. Your diatribe is overly tired. Oh, and take your “house boy” with you. What, did you think we’ve forgotten you “progressive little troll”.

  • Dave

    Finally! Some legislators who listen to the American people!

  • Robert Messmer

    Actually, according to the above article their bill only delays funding by one year—you know, the same one year time period that President Obama delayed part of the law from being implemented. So since the President has already put off part of ACA for one year, are you saying that he is extremist scum willing to trash the whole country because he is arrogant and unless he gets his way, he acts like a child?