Cruz won't delay vote on bipartisan budget deal

Cruz won't delay vote on bipartisan budget deal

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at a rally supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, regarding the government shutdown on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rally was centered around re-opening national memorials, including the World War Two Memorial in Washington DC, though the rally also focused on the government shutdown and frustrations against President Obama. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 12:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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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