The source involved in the letter said the business groups’ next step is unclear and that grass-roots or advertising campaigns are not immediately in the works. “You have asked the question. I don’t know the answer,” this source said. “We just have to keep communicating that default is not an option because the economic consequences would be so disastrous.”
Another source said the business groups would not be able to push for the deal until the White House and Congressional leaders actually come to an agreement.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.