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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 TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report 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 RyanElection Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout Will the Federal Reserve make a mistake by shifting to inflation? Sanders: Democrats ‘absolutely’ have chance to win back rural America  MORE (R-Wis.) said at a press conference Wednesday morning.

Rep. Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloDems see blue 'tsunami' in House as Senate path narrows GOP spokeswoman says Republicans will lose House seats in midterms Cook Political Report shifts 7 more races towards Dems 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 CollinsAs Kanye goes to the White House, both sides credit Kushner for prison reform House Republicans confident there won't be a government shutdown Lawmakers move to award posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to Aretha Franklin 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 ScaliseScalise: Trump was 'clearly ribbing' Gianforte with remarks on body-slamming reporter GOP candidate says he chose bad 'metaphor' with face-stomping comments Democrats must end mob rule 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: Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi summit | Consumer bureau to probe controversial blog posts on race | Harris proposes new middle-class tax credit Consumer bureau to probe top Trump official's past racial comments On The Money: Deficit hits six-year high of 9 billion | Yellen says Trump attacks threaten Fed | Affordable housing set for spotlight in 2020 race 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."