Cruz Hints At Filibuster Over Defund Obamacare Bill

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September 19, 2013 9:06 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested Thursday that he would stage a talking filibuster to block a Senate government spending bill that funds Obamacare.

“I will do everything necessary and anything possible to defund Obamacare,” Cruz told reporters. When asked about a talking filibuster specifically, a la Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and drones, he said: “Yes, and anything else, any procedural means necessary.”

The House will vote Friday on a spending bill that would defund the health care reform law. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that such a bill would be “dead” in that chamber.

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