Cruz has been speaking out against funding ObamaCare for more than 14 hours as a way to encourage his colleagues not to allow a government funding bill that includes spending for ObamaCare.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidTop Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor GOP in uncharted territory rolling back rules through resolutions MORE (D-Nev.) is expected to advance H.J.Res. 59 with an amendment to remove the House language that defunds ObamaCare. A vote to end debate on the motion to proceed is expected Wednesday, and Cruz's actions cannot stop that from happening.

The government will shut down Oct. 1 if Congress doesn't approve some form of government funding measure.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Cornyn: Senate GOP tax plan to be released Thursday This week: GOP seeks to advance tax overhaul MORE (R-Fla.) prompted Cruz’s comparison by saying the lack of urgency in the Senate to stop ObamaCare is like watching a horror movie.

“This lack of urgency about these issues is puzzling,” Rubio said. “It feels like those horror movies when you keep screaming at the screen, ‘Don’t go in there.’ You know what happens in those horror movies: The bad guy is behind the door.”

Cruz said an argument could be made that ObamaCare is more like movie serial killer Jason because the law is a “job killer.” But he also said the law could be more like Freddy because union bosses have compared it to a “nightmare” for Americans.