Senator Ted Cruz and the 2015 Spending Debate
Roll Call Reports:
Sen. Ted Cruz is launching an effort to push the House into a continuing resolution that funds the government into the next Congress.
"Americans cannot trust politicians they can no longer hold accountable at the ballot box," Cruz said. "The Continuing Resolution should, at a minimum, fund government operations until after the new Congress is sworn in next year; House and Senate Republicans should both insist on this basic principle."
The statement followed a letter sent by Cruz and Lee to Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pledging to object to consent requests to move on more contentious proposals in the lame duck.
House Republicans have delayed consideration of the currently proposed continuing resolution. That decision came in light of a request by President Barack Obama for additional funding and authority related to training and equipping opposition rebels in Syria, as part of the broader fight against the terror group known as both the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
That group includes Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., who told CQ Roll Call after an event at a manufacturing facility in the Granite State last month that she was talking about the issue with constituents and would push against the lame-duck strategy.