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.
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.