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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.