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Davis says he could accept revenue enhancements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:15:43 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is showing some flexibility on the budget impasse. The central and southern Illinois Representative says he's willing to look at an option to help balance the budget that Democrats champion.

"I think what we can do it close some loopholes, be able to put revenue on the table by closing loopholes. But, we also need to understand that its going to have to take some tough decisions when it comes to spending."

In spite of years of deadlock, Davis says he is optimistic a grand agreement could be made.

"We can come up with the same grand common sense solutions that we saw in the 90s when Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich couldn't even agree on where to sit on Air Force One, an then all of a sudden overnight it seemed we had the balanced budget act of 1997. And a big part of that was the fact that they actually sat down and talked."

Davis says he's encouraged by President Obama's recent trips to the hill to address GOP members of the House and Senate. Many Republicans are still refusing to consider closing tax loopholes because Congress already passed tax rate changes.

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