It's time for solutions. We are 11 days into a federal government shutdown and days away from exhausting government's $16.7 trillion credit limit.
Both Parties need to be committed to opening government and getting our debt under control.
House Republicans want to reopen government, pay our bills, and defend America's credit rating.
So let's keep talking and work to build common ground.
Doesn't matter if you're a Republican or a Democrat, each side can see the mathematical writing on the wall. In 10 years, discretionary spending will grow 17%. Meanwhile, mandatory spending on our debt drivers will grow 79%.
Let's agree to start there. Let's reopen government and let's reform what's driving our debt. Let's talk about making our tax code fairer and more competitive. Let's do the responsible thing to make sure we don't find ourselves in this situation year after year.