Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill after House leaders reached a last-minute agreement to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown on Oct. 16, 2013.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill after House leaders reached a last-minute agreement to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown on Oct. 16, 2013. Carolyn Kaster AP
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill after House leaders reached a last-minute agreement to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown on Oct. 16, 2013. Carolyn Kaster AP

Andrea Drusch is the Washington Correspondent for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She is a Corinth, Texas, native and graduate of the Bob Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. She returns home frequently to visit family, get her fix of Fuzzy’s Tacos and cheer on the Horned Frogs.