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The First Formal Ted Cruz Senate Speech: Defund Obamacare

Mar 13, 2013

  Freshman Texan Ted Cruz made his first formal speech from the floor of the U.S. Senate today, offering an amendment to defund the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. (He did speak last week during Sen. Rand Paul's marathon filibuster protesting U.S. drone policy, but did not offer legislation for discussion.)

The Senate began debate on the proposal to pull funding for the health care law this afternoon, but the solid Democratic majority ensures that Cruz's amendment has almost no chance of passing.