Skip to comments.Sens. Cruz, Lee say they won't block deal
Posted on 10/16/2013 9:58:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Sens. Cruz, Lee say they won't block deal By Mike Lillis - 10/16/13 12:38 PM ET
Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee said Wednesday that they won't try to block the bipartisan deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
"The timing of the vote will make no difference to the outcome," Cruz (R-Texas) said. "I have no intention of delaying the vote."
Cruz and Lee (R-Utah) had spearheaded the campaign to attach ObamaCare language to any new budget bills, and had pushed their colleagues to take a hard-line stance.
But the pair emerged from a meeting of Senate Republicans Wednesday afternoon to say they would let the agreement which contains only one provision on ObamaCare move forward.
"Some of us want to see it first we still don't have text," Lee said. "But provided we get the text and have time t review it and everything, I suspect we'll collapse the time."
There has been speculation that the bipartisan deal might originate in the House, thereby eliminating some procedural hurdles when the bill moved to the Senate. But with Cruz and Lee withdrawing their filibuster threats, several GOP senators said the upper chamber will likely act first on the agreement.
The deal reached by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt-ceiling until February. It would require income verification for subsidies under ObamaCare, but otherwise leave the helathcare law untouched.
The weeks-long fight over ObamaCare has left the GOP sharply divided and licking its wounds, after centrist Republicans warned for weeks that the battle was futile and damaging to the party.
Several Republicans left the meeting Wednesday grumbling that the conservatives in their ranks had prolonged the impasse even as Republicans were sinking in the polls.
"We left a lot on the table because we couldn't get our act together, but this is the best Mitch could do," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who will vote for the deal. "We need to stop the bleeding, lessen the damage to the party."
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) echoed that message.
"I hope it is another 15 years at least before we have to go through this exercise again," McCain said. "We're in a hole, we have to dig out and come up with a positive agenda."
I am so discusted/depressed/angry/fed up..... I could just scream. I have to stop all news for awhile, my blood pressure can’t take it anymore.
I say we wear the bastards down.
No troll list that I’m aware of. Here’s another troll to keep in mind “chopperjc” He uses the same screen name at KOS
He was called out on it and reported but they never banned him. He stopped posting for a couple of weeks but has started up again.
So whatever he says, remember he is working for the the other team.
I've been waiting nearly two years for Rightward "Ho" to ride the lightning.
Jim, you should delete this troll. He’s a rat plant
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants... bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society. Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors. [but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
the pair emerged from a meeting of Senate Republicans Wednesday afternoon to say they would let the agreement -- which contains only one provision on ObamaCare -- move forward. "Some of us want to see it first -- we still don't have text," Lee said. "But provided we get the text and have time t review it and everything, I suspect we'll collapse the time."
I’m a newbie but it’s pretty easy to spot his crap for the leftist agitprop it is.
Oh yeah, the big top private club primaries...
I'm guessing some can't differentiate between the truth and being lied to, played with and BS'd by the wealthy entrenched elite in D.C.....Over and over and over and over and over.
The party is corrupt and diseased...Their entire platform is based on nothing but bull sh*t.
Compromise over conservatism...Party over patriotism...Party over principle..Over and over...
The Pentagon now celebrates deviates and homosexuals while your borders and country are literally being taken over by foreigners entering the country illegally...All this while most in D.C. aid and abet them while passing laws to protect them, forcing you to pay them...How about borrowing trillions from the Communist?
Our history and electoral process has been undermined and compromised...Subverted by so-called representatives...To those still capable of critical thought, this is a sick disgusting joke.
Not long ago the the insiders and party cheerleaders had another set of big party celebrities...Like Bush and the likes of Rove..Remember? We're talking epic con-jobs here. Not enough? The dynasty insiders keep suggesting you run his brother for king...Then his nephew...
Over and over and over.
Waite till the masses relize that they are going to pay more than less. We are seeing the end of this great society by the leftists and communists that run the senate and the white house.
“The timing of the vote will make no difference to the outcome,” Cruz (R-Texas) said. “I have no intention of delaying the vote.”
That didn’t stop you from filibustering Obamacare for 21 hours!
Funny you should mention lists.
I am sure I am on lots of them here,
In fact if I am not on someones list for dissing their golden calf I feel almost irrelevant here.
Lets see what the GOP got from Obama out of this:
1) It got us two weeks MORE of paid vacation in the nice Fall weather, OPPPS, that's government employees not us, we just get to pay for it
2) It got us a special Obama-care subsity, OPPPS, only congress got that not us. Some house GOP members made sure of that last night.
OK, this one cant fail
3) They got us income verification for Obama care subsidies, OPPPS that was already in Obama-care original bill
Do I make the list now ??
I am Sooo concerned so can I be on your list ?..
With ‘allies’ like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who needs enemies?
Is RightwardHo female?
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