Updated: July 30 at 8:08 a.m.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's alternate debt limit bill is not expected to pass the House on Saturday. Boehner's bill was killed in the Senate after passing the House on Friday.
Tweets from lawmakers flew through cyberspace yesterday. Patch tapped the Twittersphere to see what our elected officials were saying.
Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose: We must compromise with shared sacrifice in debt negotiations. Budget shouldn't be balanced on the backs of poor & elderly.
Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose: I support compromise and not further fueling a crisis that has been politically engineered.
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo: Disheartened by Spkr Boehner's pugnacious style 2nite. Prez is right-compromise not a dirty word. Let's get a fair deal and focus on jobs.
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto: I just voted against Boehner's phony default bill. We’re closer to financial Armageddon and today's bill wasted precious time.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.: I support a long-term solution that reduces the deficit & ends the uncertainty that’s hurting our economy.
GOP majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, a Bakersfield Republican, fell silent after a two-day tweet blitz praising Republican leadership and bashing Democrats.
House Speaker John Boehner: The house has now passed two bills to cut spending & stop a national default. The Senate should act immediately & end this crisis.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: The economic security of every family in American is on the line.
The president had asked his 9.4 million followers to tweet their Republican representatives, triggering a Capitol Hill switchboard meltdown.
President Obama: Thanks for contacting your legislators, and for sticking with us amid our tweeting today. We're done now, we swear.