STATEWIDE - It has been close to a week since the federal government shutdown certain services, and lawmakers are not sure when it will end.
Congressman Paul Tonko, speaking to the media on Sunday, said that House Democrats are willing to make some concessions and that a compromise doesn't have to be complicated.
Tonko said more lawmakers are pushing to pass a clean government funding bill.
On Saturday, about 200 House Democrats signed a letter addressed to House Speaker John Boehner to move forward with the continuing resolution.
But House Republicans are not budging on the Affordable Care Act, which GOP Leaders have voted to delay for a year.
Democrats remain hopeful that the Republicans agree to the resolution.
Tonko said "A clean continuing resolution is just that--adjust the numbers up or downward, adjust the time frame. No other bells and whistles. That's important to bring stability. And, after we get that done, after we do the basic principles of funding government, keeping the lights on--then, let's sit down and have a budget."
On Saturday, House members also voted to reimburse furloughed workers.