610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

News

Texas Tea Party Stages Anti-Health Care Law Rally

View Comments
A participant at a tea party rally displays a sign critical of the Affordable Care Act, known also as Obamacare. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A participant at a tea party rally displays a sign critical of the Affordable Care Act, known also as Obamacare. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8PHOTOS: The Bikini: from the '50s to Now

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

77820352_8Best 7 Events At The Astrodome

77820352_8World Cup's Hottest Fans

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8JJ Watt Will Deliver Pizza To You?!

77820352_8Photo: Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Famous Booty & Topless!

77820352_8Reporter Shot At While Covering A Homicide

77820352_8Do’s And Don’ts Of Kissing

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tea party activists are to rally at the Texas Capitol to urge Congress to withhold funding for the White House-backed health care law.

ForAmerica Chairman L. Brent Bozell III and Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, will be among the speakers to address Wednesday’s midday event.

They are coming to Texas because it’s the home state of Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, who has opposed the health care overhaul, but not supported a particular, tea party-backed tactic to defund it.

Fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has led that effort. He and other tea party colleagues have pressed Congress to vote for a partial federal government shutdown to avoid funding the health care law.

Even many Republicans, though, say that aim is excessive.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus