KUSA - Will a Colorado member of Congress vote against the wishes of their leadership to end the government shutdown?
President Obama said he's willing to negotiate with Republicans but only after they give in on their two big sticking points: reopening the government and increasing the debt ceiling.
The president says negotiating before that point is doing so under the threat of economic chaos.
House speaker John Boehner responded by saying the president is demanding an unconditional Republican surrender, and he will not stand for it.
House Republicans and Senate Democrats have the votes to end the stalemate indefinitely.
9NEWS went looking for a member of the Colorado delegation willing to vote against the wishes of their leadership.
Republican Congressman Mike Coffman says he wants to vote through a clean CR - or continuing resolution - to fund the government, including the health care law.
NBC News reports there are 20 House Republicans who have said they support that move, which is currently opposed by Republican leadership. No other Republicans from Colorado's delegation support the position.
No Democratic Senator from Colorado said they would be willing to defy Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has blocked votes on partial funding bills to restart key portions of the government.
A spokesman for Senator Mark Udall says he would not and does not support a piecemeal approach.
Senator Michael Bennet's spokesman would not directly answer our question on whether Bennet would break from the party line.
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