But Moran also said the likely cuts under the plan would be devastating.
House Ways and Means ranking member Sander Levin (D-Mich.) said he believes the McConnell plan “essentially passes the buck,” and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) reiterated his push for a clean debt limit vote.
But Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.) said there are some Democrats “willing to look at some iteration of [the] McConnell” plan.
“I think so,” she said, adding that “a number of concerns were raised about” the idea.
“We are not going to accept any kind of a deal that doesn’t include revenues, [or] that jeopardizes Medicare and Social Security,” she said.
Others said the deficit reduction package and the raising of the debt ceiling should be handled separately.
A clean debt ceiling increase is “clearly the best way to do it,” Levin said.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.