The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Sept. 20, 2013


•    Ted Cruz’s block-the-vote strategy (Politico): "Only amid the chaos of a looming government shutdown could it make sense for lawmakers to oppose a bill they support. But that’s exactly what Sen. Ted Cruz and his conservative allies are trying to persuade Republicans to do in the Senate. The Texas senator is asking Republicans to stand united to block a procedural vote next week on the House’s spending bill that defunds Obamacare. Cruz and others are wary of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s ability to strip out the Obamacare language by a majority ...

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