Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) spoke on the Senate floor today, saying that if debt is going to be reduced in a meaningful way over the next 10 years, everything needs to be considered. He also stressed the importance of raising the debt ceiling by Aug. 2.
Durbin addressed the Gang of Six proposal that was presented to the Senate today: "Something happened this morning that was perhaps historic. We took our plan … and we invited every member of the United States Senate, Democrats and Republicans to come and listen to a description of the plan. You know what there were no fist fights, there was no swearing."