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Cruz Falls In Line Ahead of Another Shutdown Showdown

He commands the floor at a bicameral Republican news conference meant to demonstrate unity.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) answers reporters' questions during news conference where a bicameral group of Congressional Republicans called for Senate Democrats to vote on funding for the Department of Homeland Security February 12, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) answers reporters' questions during news conference where a bicameral group of Congressional Republicans called for Senate Democrats to vote on funding for the Department of Homeland Security February 12, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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Republicans are bringing Senator Ted Cruz back into the fold as Congress heads for another shutdown showdown. 

The Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate just days earlier criticized his party's approach of using a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security to force President Barack Obama to renege on his November orders easing deportations.