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Sen. Cruz Opposes Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding his no vote on the Continuing Resolution:

“Tonight, I voted against the Democrats’ Continuing Resolution. The bill funds President Biden’s illegal and unconstitutional vaccine mandates, which have repeatedly been halted by the courts. They are blatantly lawless, and President Biden knows they’re lawless—his lawyers have told him the vaccine mandates are contrary to law. And Democrats don’t care.

“Not only are Biden’s vaccine mandates lawless, they impose a burden on American businesses that could cause 45 million Americans to lose their jobs because they aren’t vaccinated. We’re talking about fathers and mothers who are trying to provide for their families, as well as brave men and women who serve in our nation’s military, and the president is threatening their jobs right before Christmas. I have said ‘the cruelty is the point’ with many policies under the Biden administration, and that certainly seems to be the case with the Biden vaccine mandates that this Continuing Resolution funds.

“Washington’s frantic end-of-year spending spree, year after year, is insulting. Instead of funding liberal Democrat priorities and running up bills we can’t pay, we should be fighting for the common-sense priorities of the American people, like providing more education opportunities and freedom, securing our border, and reducing the burden of federal taxes and regulations on workers, families, and local job creators. These are the priorities I will continue to fight for in the Senate.”