1. Wide of Congressman Devin Nunes, (R) California walking down hall
2. Wide of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan walking down hall
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Chris Collins, (R) New York:
"We're putting the essential health benefits back in. So a lot of moderates did not like the fact that the essential health benefits were effectively coming out. So the fact that they're back in and for a state to ask for a waiver on those, they have to also show where they're going to be improving coverage and reducing cost."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Chris Collins, (R) New York:
"Freedom Caucus will like the fact that it's a state's option to apply for a waiver to address the essential health benefits, but the moderates like the fact that in the absence of that, they're back in. That was a big one. The other one was directing the - at least the proposal, now - to direct the stability funds into what you want to call a high-risk off-set, which we're confident, then, the insurance companies would assure the public that will reduce premiums. The complaint was before, the American Health Care Act was not definitively reducing premiums in the first two years. This will give us that assurance."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Chris Collins, (R) New York:
"I think recess makes it harder. We're hearing, I know the administration would like it this week. I've also heard rumblings -- it may be the week we come back."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Chris Collins, (R) New York:
"We are all very happy that discussions are open again. I think it was a wake up call for some who voted no and went home and they maybe did not get a ticker tape parade. It's very important for our conference to move on to tax reform and infrastructure."
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Mo Brooks, (R) Alabama:
"We don't have anything that suggests that this legislation will reduce the cost of health insurance premiums in the short-term. To the contrary, the latest data I have seen is from the Congressional Budget Office that states that health insurance premiums under 'Ryan Care' over the next two to three years will go up 10 to 15, excuse me, 15 to 20 percent."
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Mo Brooks, (R) Alabama:
"And for us to pass legislation that increases health insurance premiums 15 to 20 percent over Obamacare. That's not what the people back home want us to do. They want us to lower health insurance premium costs short-term and long-term."
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Mo Brooks, (R) Alabama:
"I ask the vice president to consider giving states the power as a matter of right to determine what costly insurance coverages should be required of citizens in their state, as opposed to deferring that power to the federal government, which is the current situation under Obamacare and would be the situation under 'Ryan Care'."
Republicans entertained a fresh White House offer to revise the party's failed health care bill Tuesday as the GOP tried to resuscitate the measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago. But the proposal was getting mixed reviews from both conservative and moderate lawmakers, raising doubts about the rescue mission.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he believed his party was moving toward consensus but conceded he didn't know if the House would vote on the measure before beginning a two-week recess later this week.
Vice President Mike Pence, who's been touting the administration's new bid to congressional Republicans, said Tuesday that he and President Donald Trump were optimistic.
Pence and two top White House officials made the offer Monday night in a closed-door meeting with members of the House Freedom Caucus, participants said. Opposition from the hard-line group, which has around three dozen conservative Republicans, helped prompt Ryan to withdraw the bill from a March 24 vote that would have produced a certain defeat.
Under the White House proposal, states could apply for federal waivers from several coverage requirements that President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law imposes on insurers.
Freedom Caucus members said they wanted to see the White House offer in writing — expected Tuesday — before deciding whether to accept it. In the meantime, caucus chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called Monday's session a "good meeting."
One member of that caucus, Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said Tuesday he remained opposed to the legislation. He said states should be allowed to unilaterally opt out of Obama's insurance requirements, not seek federal permission to do so.