Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), the top budget player in the Congressional Progressive Caucus, praised top Republicans who are signaling interest in temporarily backing down on tax cuts for the wealthy and extending middle income rates.
"I'm incredibly relieved to see rationality spreading throughout the Republican Party," Honda said in a statement to TPM.
"I never thought I’d be the one to say this, but Senator Coburn, Tom Cole, and many of their like-minded colleagues are finally making some sense," he said. "Let’s do the things we all agree on, and extend tax relief for 98% of Americans. Let’s not waste another single day. No one is questioning Senator Coburn conservative bona fides, and we need more Members like him to speak up for sanity."