“Obviously, the sword over the head of Democrats is the cuts. What is the sword over the Republicans? It has to be equal,” Schumer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Including more cuts to defense spending — an approach the GOP has opposed throughout the course of budget negotiations — as part of the enforcement mechanism could be a way to “equalize” the agreement.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.