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Ted Cruz Gets a Bill Passed

It's a first in the 114th Congress that the Texas senator has had legislation approved.
The International Space Station (Iss) Is Backdropped Against The Blue And White Horizon Scene Of Earth And The Blackness Of Space Following Separation From Discovery June 3, 1999.

The International Space Station (Iss) Is Backdropped Against The Blue And White Horizon Scene Of Earth And The Blackness Of Space Following Separation From Discovery June 3, 1999.

Photo: Nasa/Getty Images

Senator Ted Cruz, known more for clashing with Republican leaders and assailing Obama administration initiatives than getting bills passed, can chalk one up in the latter category.

A measure that would authorize NASA to extend the operation of the International Space Station through at least 2024 this week became the first measure sponsored by the Republican White House hopeful to win the Senate's approval in the current session of Congress.