|Sen Cornyn Votes 'Aye' for Obama Agenda|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 06:52 PM|
You can count on Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tx.) to support President Barack Obama. He just voted in favor of a deal to allow the White House to increase deficit spending of the bloated federal budget.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Legislation to raise the federal debt limit and prevent a crippling government default cleared Congress on Wednesday with an awkward assist from top Senate Republican leaders who were forced into a politically treacherous vote engineered by tea party favorite ."
Obama praised Cornyn by saying that, ""I'm pleased that Republicans and in Congress have come together to pay for what they've already spent, and remove the threat of default from our economy once and for all,"
According to the Houston Chronicle, "On a day of legislative drama, the key vote clearing the way for final action was held open for more than an hour — as the stock market looked on nervously — and broke open only after McConnell and top lieutenant , R-Texas, unexpectedly voted "aye." Several other Republicans then switched their votes to support the measure, ultimately breaking the filibuster by a 67-31 margin."
Leftist newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, denounced Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Tx.) for forcing Sen Cornyn to vote in favor of the Obama budget deal.
To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:
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