Earlier, Rep. Trent FranksTrent FranksTuesday Group chair MacArthur resigns amid health deal fallout Will McConnell and Ryan put party over country in defense of Trump? Abortion poses hurdle for Senate healthcare bill MORE (R-Ariz.) said Obama's fiscal policy is "breathtakingly arrogant" given the $4 trillion increase in the debt over the last 30 months. He also chided Obama for failing to develop any deficit plan of his own.

"To that I would just say to the president, please pull up a chair, sir," Franks said. "We are ready to eat our peas, and we need help."

Both Republicans and Democrats were testy in Tuesday debate on the rule for the Republican "cut, cap and balance" bill. Earlier, Democrats mocked the name of the bill, and several members of both parties lined up during debate on the controversial bill.

The Republican bill cuts 2012 spending, caps spending through 2021 by a shrinking percentage of GDP, and prohibits more borrowing until Congress passes a balanced-budget amendment.