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January 17, 2014
Associated Press photo

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks with reporters as he arrives at the Capitol for the Senate vote to approve a $1.1 trillion spending package, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the likelihood of an election-year government shutdown.