Speaking in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on Friday as a part of his U.S. Senate campaign kickoff tour, Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner said of the national debt, “shame on us.” Warner described the national debt as a national security threat. Since 2009, when Warner was sworn into office, the national debt has increased by nearly $7 trillion.
“[M]y views on gay marriage have evolved, and this is the inevitable extension of my efforts to promote equality and opportunity for everyone,” he writes.
Lawmakers from both parties say they think a deal will come before the end of the year. “The decisions we have to make are not intellectually demanding, they just take political courage,” Corker says.