Congressman Robert Hurt believes the new congress will find more common ground to resolve national budget issues.

Today the fifth district congressman visited businesses and honored the Danville Welcome Center's 10th anniversary.

The newly sworn in 113th congress already has highly publicized budget related debates on its agenda.

Hurt says he believes his colleagues will work together instead of argue to resolve the debt ceiling, sequestration and budget.

"At some point we have to, we have to find agreement. And it was painful to watch, it was painful to be in Washington during the fiscal cliff debate. Now I wasn't able to support it," said Representative Robert Hurt.

Hurt says watching the fiscal cliff debate was embarrassing for the nation's leaders.