Senator for Texas, Ted Cruz, said it had become increasingly apparent to all and sundry that lawmakers would have to avoid taking the scheduled August recess, as the United States Congress was not much closer to finding a feasible solution to the dreaded ObamaCare.
ObamaCare was a central issue for the Republican Party during the United States elections, with Cruz being among the most vocal of those who wanted the legislation repealed and replaced.
What he did not tell American voters during that election cycle, was just how difficult it was going to be to find consensus on the changes.
This administration started its term in January. We are now in July and Cruz is adamant that lawmakers simply do not have the time to spare, as the battle to repeal ObamaCare continues. He said any notion of a recess was absolute lunacy.
“It’s crazy that we’d be taking a recess,” Cruz told Fox News this week.
“There’s a bunch of us, myself included, that have been urging leadership back from January, let’s not take any recesses,” added Cruz.
Another major campaign promise that Cruz made, during the election, was that of getting Washington to work again. He did not win the Republican nomination, but as a Senator he intends to keep his word on that, adding that the focus for this term would be on getting things done, especially with a party that controls both houses of Congress.
“Let’s work every day. Let’s work weekends. Let’s work until we get the job done,” added Cruz.
“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,” explained Cruz.