"We'll continue at least this week," said Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia. "Then we'll see what we know."
Price said 24 congressmen returned to the Capitol for Monday's session.
Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, said that 40 Republican members are committed to rotate in shifts throughout the week. Asked how long they'll be there, he said, "We'll be here as long as we can."
Some details on the protest:
Reporters and Republicans found themselves attempting electronic gymnastics, trying to contort around House rules that prevent recording on the chamber floor when the House is out of session.
GOP congressmen were quickly turning to new technology, with lawmakers sending updates on the blogging site Twitter and Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, uploading video interviews he conducted with fellow representatives just outside the Republican cloakroom.
Tire guages were handed out by a staffer, as a pointed commentary on Obama's remarks about saving energy by inflating tires properly. Go here to get the Official Obama Energy Plan Guage.