U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Sunday regarding the need for the Democrat leadership to return to the table and negotiate around bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and prevent a default--without busting the bipartisan budget caps:
"There is a bipartisan plan in place that has the support of Democrat and Republican Senators. It would reopen the government, prevent a default, provide the opportunity for additional budget negotiations around Washington's long-term debt, and maintain the commitment that Congress made to reduce Washington spending through the Budget Control Act--the law of the land. It does all this while maintaining our commitments to reduce spending, cutting an Obamacare tax and improving anti-fraud provisions in the law. It's time for Democrat leaders to take "yes' for an answer."