Jim Jordan predicts there will be no government shutdown

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanJordan jokes that sport coats inhibit him during heated hearings Attorney previously in contact with Cohen pushes back on pardon narrative to CNN Cummings refuses to join GOP's criminal referral of Cohen over perjury concerns MORE (R-Ohio) on Monday predicted there would be no government shutdown this week because the House will pass a funding measure that includes $5 billion for President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE's border wall.


Asked during an interview on "Fox & Friends" for a one-word prediction on whether the government would shut down at the end of the week, Jordan said "no."

Jordan said he believes there are enough votes in the House to pass the $5 billion in wall funding, and urged GOP leadership to put such a bill up for a vote.

"This was a central theme, central promise we made the voters in 2016," Jordan said. "Everyone knows just good common sense we should be able to secure our southern border. We need to stand firm and get that done."

Congress must pass a series of funding bills by Dec. 21 to avert a government shutdown, but Democrats and Republicans have been at a standoff over Trump's demands for $5 billion in funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump said during a contentious meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiMulvaney: Military projects impacted by wall funding haven't been decided yet Left-wing Dems in minority with new approach to spending Julian Castro hints at brother Joaquin's Senate run MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerWhy we need to build gateway now Campaign to draft Democratic challenger to McConnell starts raising funds Schumer congratulates J. Lo and A-Rod, but says 'I'm never officiating a wedding again' MORE (D-N.Y.) that he would be "proud" to shut down the government over his wall funding request.

Pelosi has said there are not enough votes in the House to pass Trump's funding request, while Schumer has noted such a bill would not pass the Senate.

The two top Democrats have offered two options for Trump to consider, both of which included just $1.3 billion for border security. 

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday the Trump administration would do "whatever is necessary" to build the wall, even if it meant shutting down the government.

Trump pledged dating back to the 2016 presidential campaign that he would build a wall along the southern border and that Mexico would pay for it.