House Republicans confident there won't be a government shutdown

House Republicans confident there won't be a government shutdown
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House Republicans said they're confident they will avert a government shutdown before a Sept. 30 deadline, despite President TrumpDonald John TrumpProsecutors investigating Trump inaugural fund, pro-Trump super PAC for possible illegal foreign donations: NY Times George Conway: Why take Trump's word over prosecutors' if he 'lies about virtually everything' Federal judge says lawsuit over Trump travel ban waivers will proceed MORE acknowledging the possibility on Wednesday.

"If it happens it happens. If it's about border security, I'm willing to do anything," Trump said during a meeting with GOP leadership from both chambers Wednesday.

Republicans lawmakers have largely expressed reluctance to shut down the government — particularly as they fight to hold on to the majority in November.

“That’s not in anyone’s interest, and he knows that,” Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump says he 'never directed' Cohen to break the law | GOP reels from Trump shutdown threat | Alleged spy Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy charge The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act kneecaps American factory workers The Hill's Morning Report — Where the shutdown fight stands MORE (R-Wis.) said at a press conference Wednesday morning.

Rep. Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloThe Hill's Morning Report — Will Trump strike a deal with Chuck and Nancy? GOP lawmakers call for autopsy on 'historic losses' Bipartisan group of lawmakers propose landmark carbon tax MORE (R-Fla.) said he thinks the president made the remarks to put pressure on Congress to act, adding there is "no question" he believes shutting down the government is a bad idea.

"I highly doubt it's going to happen," Curbelo told reporters. "I think he likes to say things like that, but I highly doubt it's going to happen," he told reporters.

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsFox News host: Comey claiming memory lapses ‘not fair’ to people with real memory problems GOP struggles to find right Republican for Rules Criminal justice reform splits 2020 Democrats MORE (R-Ga.), the vice chairman of the House Republican Conference, said he's confident the government will remain funded.

"I think we'll find a way out. I don't think there will be a shutdown," he told The Hill. "I'm hopeful we get the money he needs and we work it out, but I don't view us as having a shutdown."

House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseOvernight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force House lawmakers delay decision on Saudi Arabia pending investigation On The Money: House GOP struggles to get votes for B in wall funds | Fallout from Oval Office clash | Dems say shutdown would affect 800K workers | House passes 7 billion farm bill MORE (R-La.) didn't say a shutdown was off the table, but said the meeting between leadership and the president was productive and they will continue to work toward finding a solution.

"Well clearly the president campaigned on securing the border and building the wall, and we strongly support those efforts. In fact, we passed bills through the House to fund the wall to make sure that we can secure the border," he told reporters.

"Obviously, we've got some differences with the Senate right now on that. But there are a number of other items that we are working on that we talked with the president about and there is some wall being built. Obviously, there's a lot more wall we want to see built and we want to close loopholes."

The president's remarks came shortly after Office of Management and Budget Director Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyOn The Money: House GOP struggles to get votes for B in wall funds | Fallout from Oval Office clash | Dems say shutdown would affect 800K workers | House passes 7 billion farm bill Conservative leader Meadows will not be White House chief of staff Consumer bureau morale plummeted under Mulvaney: report MORE told members of the conservative Republican Study Committee that Trump has no plans to shut down the government during a meeting on Capitol Hill.

Trump's also told The Daily Caller on Sunday, “I don’t like the idea of shutdowns."