(CNN) – Republican Sen. Ted Cruz found it "pretty cool" that his name appeared on "Jeopardy!" on Wednesday.
In the episode, one of the answers was: "In September 2013 this Texas Senator held the floor for 21 hours in an effort to derail Obamacare."
The contestant replied correctly: "Who is Cruz?"
The freshman senator and possible 2016 Republican White House hopeful helped lead a GOP strategy to try to defund the Affordable Care Act by tying it to must-pass spending legislation. In a symbolic move, Cruz stood on the Senate floor for hours to make his case to dismantle the president's signature domestic achievement.
Senate Democrats, however, refused to make changes to the health care law and partisan disagreements over the issue ultimately led to the 16-day partial federal government shutdown.