Talks between Speaker John Boehner and the White House have dissolved. Now House lawmakers are taking a backseat, as they look to Senate Republicans to make any headway. Virginia Republican Scott Rigell says his party's leaders' hands are tied.
"Lack of clarity even among our own leadership over where the Senate is," he says.
Rigell is prepared to open the government and pass the debt ceiling without receiving any concessions. But Virginia Republican Morgan Griffith is still holding out hope that the GOP can extract even a small victory.
The House isn't slated to return until Monday evening, which isn't giving any hope to furloughed workers in the region.