Here was the initial reaction to the "Gang of Six" plan from lawmakers coming out of Tuesday’s briefing:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.): "I think the vibe in the room was very positive. My first impression is that this is a very credible plan…The senators who have worked on this on a bipartisan basis, they have done a tremendous amount of work in the last six months and that’s why I think we need to give it careful examination. From what I heard, it certainly was a credible plan. I need to look at the details, truthfully, before I can fully support it."