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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cruz: Congress shouldn't recess until ObamaCare repealed, replaced

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined the growing chorus of lawmakers calling on Congress to forego its August recess until it passes legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

"It’s crazy that we would be taking a recess," Cruz told Fox News' "Hannity" Monday night. "There are a bunch of us, myself included, that have been urging leadership back from January [to] not take any recesses.

"Let’s work every day, let’s work weekends, let’s work until we get the job done," Cruz added. "We have a job to do and a short window of time, and so we ought to stop taking recesses, stop taking time off and just keep going until we get it done."

The former presidential candidate has found himself at the center of the Senate GOP's internecine warfare over healthcare legslation after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., postponed a vote on legislation he had written largely in secret.

Cruz has proposed an amendment letting insurers sell any policies they wish, so long as they also offer polices that cover a list of services required by ObamaCare. Vice President Mike Pence endorsed the amendment Monday on Rush Limbaugh's radio show.



Anonymous said...

I agree. this is a national emergency. No one should leave their post until this is taken care of.

Anonymous said...

Congress working is an oxymoron.

Anonymous said...

1032 Indeed.

Anonymous said...

Just tell Congress that O'care is over and insurance will be on the open market unless they come up with a better alternative. Give them 90 day notice, along with all the government "administrators" 90 day unemployment notices since they will no longer be needed.

Let them decide whether to go on vacation or not.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and give notice to the 10k government administrators their job notices!