Cruz's comments are worthy of "five Pinocchios," Sen. Dick Durbin said.
The Republican leader says the funding bill is still being worked out.
Three people died during last week's shooting at a facility in Colorado Springs.
Supporters increasingly view the omnibus spending package as their best vehicle.
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A compromise bill outlining policy for the nation's spy agencies passed in a voice vote.
The Nevada Democrat tied the leaks to a "political hit job" against Clinton.
The Republican says Obama will have to decide whether to veto the legislation.
The Senate is expected to move on an ObamaCare repeal package this week.
The vote comes as the administration and lawmakers grapple with the Syrian humanitarian crisis.
It establishes a program to help train local law enforcement.