The Texas senator scored a big legislative victory this week -- and it happened very quickly.
Can they clear a low bar?
The votes aren't there in the House. At least not yet.
Ways and Means or the White House?
Fewer than two dozen lawmakers went on the record Thursday opposed to U.S. aid to Ukraine or aspects of the agreement.
Why are they doing it? Politics.
A vote in the House Wednesday is designed to roll back a president's ability to protect public lands.
Aid to Ukraine has to wait one more day so the Senate can continue its month-long feud over Obama's nominees.
The Senate is expected to advance an aid deal in the coming days, but opposition from Republicans might hold up final passage.