Progress, they say, but still no deal. It's day 14 of the partial government shutdown. Also, we're just three days out of hitting the debt ceiling. YNN's Megan Cruz spoke with our some of New York's Congressional delegation as talks continue in Washington.
UNITED STATES -- "This shutdown should have never occurred," said Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko.
"This shutdown should have never happened in the first place," said Republican Congressman Chris Gibson.
See, Republicans and Democrats can agree and do agree on more than we think.
Congressmen Paul Tonko and Chris Gibson briefed reporters before heading down to Washington, D.C.
"Very painful for many families across the country, services are being denied," said Tonko.
And looming on the horizon, another financial crisis: A Thursday deadline of when the government can no longer legally borrow money.
"The possibility of default is very serious," said Gibson. "It's never happened, it shouldn't happen."
Republicans and Democrats agree there's a solution, they just disagree on what that solution is.
"No bells or whistles attached, no efforts to delay or defund the health care benefits for Americans," said Tonko.
Gibson said, "It's most important we get a temporary agreement at this point."
But another thing they agree on: That a solution needs to be reached by Thursday.
"We all have to give a little bit here so we avoid a catastrophic situation," said Gibson.
Tonko said, "So as to avoid not only an American economic crisis, but also an international economic crisis."
The Secretary of the Treasury says if the debt ceiling isn't raised by Thursday, the government could start defaulting on their loans before the end of their month.