Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has introduced a bill in the Senate to defund Obamacare and slammed President Obama for revising his health-care policy strategy in order to win the 2014 midterm elections.

Cruz is currently spearheading the Defund Obamacare Act of 2013, which has little chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate. Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Graves introduced the bill in the House, marking the fourth time that Graves has introduced the Defund Obamacare Act. Graves’ first three attempts to pass the bill,the most recent of which came in March, all failed.

Republicans in the Senate minority, realizing that efforts to defund Obamacare hinge on the outcome of the 2014 elections, when 33 Senate seats will be up for grabs, are now ramping up their rhetoric and testing out their political clout.


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