U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga) appeared on "FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace" on Sunday morning, where the congressman said that Republicans are only looking for a one year delay of the individual mandate in President Barack Obama's signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), and the government shutdown can come to an end.
Graves is the author of the Stability, Security and Fairness Act, the Republican budget resolution which included defunding of Obamacare. U.S. Senate voted down the measure and the government was partially shut down last week.
Graves called himself and his Republican colleagues "pretty reasonable" because at this point all they're looking for is a one year delay of the individual mandate, much like the one the President granted to businesses.
The congressman noted that that's a big change from the initial demands to defund and repeal Obamacare, which shows they're willing to compromise.
"I'm open to a lot of different ideas, I'm willing to put in all on the table, let's have a conversation about tax reform, about debt limit, about funding the government, about Obamacare," said the Georgia congressman. "But in order to do that Harry Reid has to send some Democrats to meet with us; he can't be scared to send Democrats to meet with Republicans to have this conversation."
Graves represents Georgia's 14th congressional district.
Click here to view the interview on YouTube.