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Cruzin’ toward a shutdown? (Audio)

Texas Senator Ted Cruz began speaking Tuesday afternoon, and is (with an assist from Sen. Marco Rubio) continuing to hold  the Senate floor Wednesday morning detailing opposition to the Affordable Care Act. It’s the latest effort to defund Obamacare.

North Carolina Congressman David Price tells N.C. Policy Watch that he’s deeply troubled that some members of Congress are willing to force a government shutdown to get their way on President Obama’s health care reform law. Price appeared on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon over the weekend to talk about the benefits of the health law and the latest budget battle.

Later today, the Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to strip the health care provision out of the continuing resolution and send it back to the House.

The federal government will shutdown on October 1st, if Congress does not pass a spending plan by the end of this month.

To hear an excerpt of Rep. Price’s remarks click below, the full interview can be heard here.

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