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Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzKansas Republican sworn in after special election Overnight Finance: Dems want ObamaCare subsidies for extra military spending | Trade battle: Woe, Canada? | Congress nears deal to help miners | WH preps to release tax plan Cruz: Seize money from drug lords to fund border wall MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday that Republicans will repeal the controversial healthcare law after President Obama leaves office in 2017.
Cruz became the face of an unsuccessful effort to eliminate the healthcare law last year, which resulted in a government shutdown.
Most Republicans backed off the repeal-or-shutdown position after sustaining political damage during the two-week standoff in October, but Cruz promised on Sunday during an appearance on ABC News’s “This Week” to continue trying to get rid of ObamaCare during the remainder of the president’s term.
Cruz reiterated his case against the healthcare law, arguing that it was “the most unpopular law in the country.
“Millions of people have lost their jobs, have lost their healthcare, been forced into part-time work, and right now, Washington isn’t listening to those people,” Cruz said. “That’s how we win elections, and that’s also how we repeal ObamaCare law.”