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Showdown over health care in Washington, filibuster ends
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Senate is expected to reject a House bill that funds the government, but also cuts the money needed to pay for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
But before the test vote a small group of Senate republicans made a final stand.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz began a speech at 2:40 Tuesday afternoon and continued speaking throughout the night.
He finished speaking on the Senate floor at noon.
Despite Cruz's efforts, republicans still lack the votes to stop democrats from moving ahead with a measure to strip the health care provision from the spending bill and send it back to the House.
Tara Mergener has the details from D.C. in the video report above.