Sen. Durbin Says Democrats Are Willing To Negotiate on Obamacare Medical Device Tax

Tax on medical devices is 2.3 percent


Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) says Democrats are willing to include ObamaCare's medical device tax in a spending bill that would keep the government funded.  

"We can work out something, I believe, on the medical device tax. That was one of the proposals from the Republicans," Durbin said on CNN's "New Day" program Tuesday morning. "As long as we replace the revenue so that we don't put a hole in our deficit and respond to this in a responsible fashion. That's one thing the Republicans want to talk about it. Let's sit down, and put that on the table." 

The Senate meets Tuesday morning to discuss how to proceed after both chambers' failure to reach a deal by midnight led to the first government shutdown in 17 years.