House Dems to Boehner: Put revenues on table

For their part, Republicans have been steadfast that the country’s fiscal problems are due to excess spending. 

Rep. Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorEric Cantor: Moore ‘deserves to lose’ If we want to make immigration great again, let's make it bipartisan Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns MORE (R-Va.), the House majority leader, has also signaled to colleagues that discussions with Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenOvernight Tech: FCC won't delay net neutrality vote | Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices | Biden scolds social media firms over transparency Medicaid funds shouldn't be used to subsidize state taxes on health care Biden hits social media firms over lack of transparency MORE and other lawmakers over a deal to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling are moving into health care entitlements.

BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE has said that any deal will have to spending cuts greater than the amount the debt limit is increased. 

In their letter, the House Democrats also point to polling that suggests Americans support higher tax rates for the wealthy and rolling back tax credits and deductions used by the oil-and-gas industry. 

Schakowsky has introduced legislation that would implement incrementally higher tax rates on income over $1 million a year.