"You have seen the huge difficulties in the House, their inability to even tie their own shoes," said Schumer. "It’s up the Senate and that means it’s up to Senator McConnell to either negotiate himself or give permission to others to negotiate so that we can finally come to a bipartisan agreement."

Schumer, along with the rest of Senate Democratic leadership continued to insist that Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDems search for winning playbook Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response The Memo: Immigration battle tests activists’ muscle MORE's (D-Nev.) debt-ceiling proposal is now the only viable option.

"The only game in town is the modified Reid bill," said Schumer. "[I]t meets the strictures that both parties have laid out… on our side… on their side."