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 CantorFeehery: The governing party 'Release the memo' — let's stop pretending that Democrats are the defenders of the FBI Raúl Labrador, a model for Hispanic politicians reaching higher MORE (R-Va.), the House majority leader, has also signaled to colleagues that discussions with Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee Trump: Why didn't Obama 'do something about Russian meddling?' 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states MORE and other lawmakers over a deal to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling are moving into health care entitlements.

BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRestoring fiscal sanity requires bipartisan courage GOP congressman slams primary rival for Ryan donations Speculation swirls about Kevin McCarthy’s future 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.