WASHINGTON, DC – Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default as soon as midnight.
A key GOP conservative says he won’t try to block the measure.
“I never had any intention of delaying the timing of this vote. And indeed I thought it was interesting reading in the papers that, that much speculation about whether we might delay the timing of the vote. The Republican leadership never asked if I intended the delay the timing of the vote. My focus is on the substance. My focus is, I think, what the American people’s focus is, which is what are we doing to provide real relief to the people who are hurting because of Obamacare, and unfortunately, today, the answer is the United States Senate and the Washington establishment is doing nothing to provide relief for the millions of people who are hurting because of Obamacare.” said Sen. Ted Cruz – (R) Texas
Senate majority leader Harry Reid hailed the agreement he worked out with his GOP counterpart Mitch McConnell as “historic,” saying that “in the end, political adversaries put aside their differences.”
Source – CNN