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 TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview 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 RyanUnscripted Trump keeps audience guessing in Rose Garden Coulter defends Paul Ryan: This is 100 percent Trump's fault The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration MORE (R-Wis.) said at a press conference Wednesday morning.

Rep. Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trey Gowdy joins Fox News as a contributor GOP rep will ‘probably’ support measure to back Paris climate pact 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 CollinsHouse panel advances bill to expand background checks for gun sales House lawmakers roll out bill to make court records free Jewish advocacy group calls on Omar to apologize after 'stunningly anti-Semitic' tweet 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 ScaliseOn unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Texas man with politician hit list, illegally 3D printed rifle sentenced to eight years The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - Will there be any last-minute shutdown drama? 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 MulvaneyMulvaney told Trump officials their 'highest priority' will be deregulation: Axios High stakes as Trump, Dems open drug price talks Trump declares national emergency at border 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."