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 CantorTrump taps pollster to push back on surveys showing Biden with double-digit lead Bottom Line The Democrats' strategy conundrum: a 'movement' or a coalition? MORE (R-Va.), the House majority leader, has also signaled to colleagues that discussions with Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Whitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report Maxine Waters says Biden 'can't go home without a Black woman being VP' MORE and other lawmakers over a deal to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling are moving into health care entitlements.

BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerWary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker Bottom line Cheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future MORE has said that any deal will have to spending cuts greater than the amount the debt limit is increased. 

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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.