Texas Lawmakers Vote To Defund Obamacare - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Texas Lawmakers Vote To Defund Obamacare

Posted: Updated:

Texas GOP lawmakers are calling the Obamacare vote a victory.

Senator Ted Cruz remains one of the most vocal supporters of the "De-fund Obamacare" push.

Following Friday's vote, Cruz issued a statement encouraging GOP senators to filibuster the resolution.

Republicans stand united in their opposition to the health care law.

We spoke with U.S. Representatives Bill Flores of Bryan and John Carter of Round Rock by phone Friday.

Both said a majority of their constituents are in support of the house's resolution.

"For every 100 calls we get, 95 of them say don't shutdown the government but do stop Obamacare," said Flores.

"In our district, it's not any different," said Carter. "They want something done with Obamacare because it's quite honestly costing too much and not going to be successful."

In a statement issued following Friday's House vote, Texas Senator John Cornyn's office said, "Sen. Cornyn has voted to defund Obamacare every time it has come up for a vote and will continue to work to protect Texans. We hope, when deciding how to proceed with the CR, Majority Leader Reid will listen to the overwhelming majority of Americans who do not want Obamacare."

The House reconvenes Wednesday.

Representatives will then begin addressing the debt ceiling.

Flores said provisions to stop, or at least delay Obamacare, will also be included in the debt ceiling.

  • Armed Gunmen Ransack Apartment

    Armed Gunmen Ransack Apartment

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:17:33 GMT
    Two armed gunman ransacked an apartment unit at the Glen Willows Apartments Wednesday evening. A 21-year-old man inside the apartment was told to stay on the ground while the crooks stole various items.More >>
    Two armed gunman ransacked an apartment unit at the Glen Willows Apartments Wednesday evening. A 21-year-old man inside the apartment was told to stay on the ground while the crooks stole various items.More >>
  • Residents Fight To Get Messy Situation Cleaned Up

    Residents Fight To Get Messy Situation Cleaned Up

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:14:18 GMT
    Some Local residents banned together to do something about a messy problem that had been plaguing their street. Our Katia Uriarte explains what they did. If you have a trash or debris pick up complaint, you can reach out to the city at 361-826-3000The City also has an app called "My Waste App." You can use it to check out scheduled brush pick up dates, file a complaint, and more. You can get the app by clicking here.More >>
    Some Local residents banned together to do something about a messy problem that had been plaguing their street. Our Katia Uriarte explains what they did. If you have a trash or debris pick up complaint, you can reach out to the city at 361-826-3000The City also has an app called "My Waste App." You can use it to check out scheduled brush pick up dates, file a complaint, and more. You can get the app by clicking here.More >>
  • Special Report: On Shaky Ground

    Special Report: On Shaky Ground

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:10:38 GMT
    One student wants to do voice over work in Hollywood. Another wants to get her degree in finance. What do they have in common? They both entered the country illegally. Although their deportations are frozen for now, their sense of belonging are split between two countries.Take a closer look in a 3News Special Report: On Shaky Ground.More >>
    One student wants to do voice over work in Hollywood. Another wants to get her degree in finance. What do they have in common? They both entered the country illegally. Although their deportations are frozen for now, their sense of belonging are split between two countries.Take a closer look in a 3News Special Report: On Shaky Ground.More >>