Ted Cruz


A journalist watches C-SPAN TV on computer screens showing US Senator... News PhotoAdult,Adults Only,Computer,Government,Horizontal,Journalist,One Person,One Woman Only,People,Politics,Showing,Technology,Ted Cruz,USA,Vertical,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA journalist watches C-SPAN TV on computer screens showing US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on September 25, 2013 in Washington,DC. Most US senators expect to pass a stopgap spending bill this week, but one lawmaker is so against it he took to the Senate floor -- for 19 hours and counting. Few knew that Senator Ted Cruz would still be engaged in his talkathon, much less even awake, on Wednesday morning to oppose the temporary budget. But such is his fierce opposition to President Barack Obama's signature health care law, whose funding is part of the bill, that he held the Senate floor through the night, delivering one of the longest Senate speeches since precise record-keeping began in 1900. The conservative first-term lawmaker was voicing what he said is America's deep discontent for the law known as 'Obamacare,' and aimed to unite Republicans in opposition to passing a spending bill that does not defund the health care law. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)