Is Washington broken? It's the question many of you are asking after last week's failure to reach a deal regarding the Sequestration cuts.
Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry said he found himself in his home district, not in Washington, trying to reach a deal.
"Am I surprised by it?" He asked. "No, but am I disappointed by it? Absolutely."
Lawmakers walked away and headed home last Thursday with all hopes of reaching a deal gone. Maryland Congressman, Elijah Cummings, was also visibly frustrated.
"I came to Washington to make sure that we help our people live the very best lives that they can," Cummings said.
With the same goals in the same jobs, why can't Congress seem to reach a deal? Some say the sequester provided yet another example of two sides unwilling to budge.
No matter where we go from here, Rep. Perry says everyone should be reminded of a very old truth:
"The way our system works, we need both sides to be engaged in the conversation because we can't move forward without it."
DISCUSS: Have you lost faith in Washington as a whole or are you confident that Washington can be fixed?