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Cruz won't delay budget vote

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago October 16, 2013 Oct 16, 2013 Wednesday, October 16 2013 October 16, 2013 10:32 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't delay a vote on a bipartisan budget deal that will reopen the government and avoid a financial default.

Cruz had forced the shutdown by demanding that President Barack Obama gut his health care law in exchange for a bill to keep the government running.

He told reporters Wednesday that he would vote against the bipartisan bill but wouldn't use Senate delaying tactics to stall the legislation.

The Texas senator has won praise from the tea party and other conservatives for his actions.

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