Sen. Cruz Statement on Continuing Resolution Vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement after casting a vote against a short-term continuing resolution.
Sen. Cruz said, “No one wants a government shutdown, and I have proudly championed the End Government Shutdowns Act, which would send the government into an automatic continuing resolution with a one percent reduction in spending if Congress could not get its act together to fund the government.
“However, Democrats are opposed to spending cuts, or spending limits of any kind, even their own spending limit that they agreed to less than four months ago. This continuing resolution does nothing to address the acute crisis at the Texas-Mexico border, itself created by deliberate Democrat policies. I voted no.”
Sen. Cruz joined Sen. Dan. Sullivan (R-Alaska) twice on the Senate floor to try and pass the Pay Our Military Act of 2023 by unanimous consent, but Democrats blocked both efforts. The bill would have ensured that the Army, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Navy, the Space Force, and the Coast Guard would be paid in the event of a government shutdown. He also fought for his own legislation ensuring the Coast Guard was treated like other branches of the military in the event of a shutdown, but Democrats defeated that effort as well. Sen. Cruz published an op-ed in Stars and Stripes in support of his legislation, the “Pay Our Coast Guard Act.”