WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas began speaking at 2:21 PM EST and continues to speak against funding Obamacare in an upcoming Continuing Resolution vote on legislation the U.S. House passed last week. U.S. Joint Resolution 59 funds the federal government while defunding the Affordable Care Act.
Senator Cruz says he plans to continue talking until he can no longer stand - with hopes of getting his Republican colleagues to join him in an effort to stop Obamacare - a "job killer." Now into his seventh hour of speaking, Cruz read "Green Eggs and Ham" to his young daughters from the Senate floor.
Thus far, Illinois' U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has not committed to vote in support of Senator Cruz' efforts. C-SPAN 2 is carrying Senator Cruz' efforts HERE