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Cruz vows to do 'everything necessary' to defund health law

Cruz vows to do 'everything necessary' to defund health law

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) vowed to do “everything necessary and anything possible” to ensure passage of legislation that would strip the new healthcare law of some of its funding, assuring House Republicans of his full support for a strategy that could risk a government shutdown. At a news conference Thursday, Cruz locked arms with House Republicans who have championed the “defund Obamacare” strategy, one day after conservative lawmakers bristled at a statement Cruz issued that acknowledged Republicans had little chance of succeeding in the Senate. The first-year Texas senator spent much of the August recess traveling the country urging...

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