Don’t blame Senator Ted Cruz.
The REASON this CR is up against the deadline of September 30 (end of fiscal year) is because LEADERSHIP in the House and Senate FAILED TO TAKE THIS UP EARLIER. They could have done this weeks ago! They knew September 30 would be rolling around right after September 29 (just like every year!) The arrival of September 30 is no surprise.
Instead, LEADERSHIP was content to green light the 5 week recess that began August 1. Imagine if the House and Senate had stayed in Washington in August and attended to the CR…would we be rush rush rush now? Of course not…
So..no boohoos about what Senator Ted Cruz is doing to the timing of the consideration of the CR. He followed the rules.
I do my job on time. Do you do yours on time?
Incidentally, and if you want to dig deeper to see more irresponsibility on the part of the House and the Senate in doing their jobs, there is also the issue of a CR. The only reason we have CR’s is because they did not do their jobs! The government gets financed on these limp along CR’s because House and Senate did not agree on a budget – ie., didn’t do their jobs for the nation…and the CR is a band aid – or worse, a Congressional coverup for failure to do the underlying job.
Am I wrong?