"I'm not for raising taxes, period," was the message from Chambliss.
I asked Chambliss whether this was LBJ-style lobbying, and the answer was no, this was "very low key" lobbying by a President who used to be a Senate colleague.
"We all know him," said Chambliss, who added that Obama told the group that he had called them down because he found them to be "reasonable" members.
"He did say he wants to get this done," said Chambliss, which was exactly the message that Obama had sent earlier in the day from the Rose Garden.
That timetable though has made Republicans angry, and some Democrats unsettled too, worried that a bill is going to get jammed through the House and Senate without enough review.
The goal is still a vote in the House and Senate on their respective bills by the end of July/early August.