GOP Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Utah, says he wants more than just a deal to extend the debt limit.
"Everybody talks about what kind of a deal we are going to come up with," said Chaffetz on Fox News Saturday. "I want to have a solution."
Chaffetz says that solution should be the Cut, Cap and Balance Act which he sponsored in the House. The plan would raise the debt limit by $2.4 trillion, but would also cut overall spending and send a Balanced Budget Amendment to the states for ratification.
That bill was blocked by the Senate on Friday. Chaffetz calls that "downright shameful."
"We have a solution," Chaffetz said. "What are the Senate Democrats so afraid of?"
Representative Chaffetz says President Obama needs to seriously consider a balanced budget amendment as a long-term fix for the debt crisis.
"Does he [President Obama] eventually want to balance our books? I don't know that he necessarily does," replied Chaffetz.
Chaffetz adds he is still waiting for President Obama and Senate Democrats to produce their own debt plan.