WATCH: GOP rep. says healthcare vote 'possible' this week

A conservative GOP lawmaker says a vote on a bill to repeal ObamaCare is "possible" in the House this week.

"I'm the eternal optimist and I'm hoping we'll get something this week — the votes are being counted as we talk," Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) said Wednesday in an interview with The Hill's Molly K. Hooper.

"We've been told that when the votes are there, we'll bring it up for a vote," Loudermilk added. Leaders of the conservative and centrist factions of the GOP conference, Reps. Mark Meadows (N.C.) and Tom MacArthur (N.J.), respectively, hammered out a deal over the recess to gain support for the ObamaCare repeal measure.

While House Freedom Caucus members seem to back the compromise en bloc, centrists have been less enthusiastic, including Rep. Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.).

Asked if Rep. MacArthur's sign-off will bring along centrist backers, Donovan said "he's not speaking for anyone but himself."

Donovan added, "I don't think we're going to get to a healthcare vote this week, possibly next week."