Paul Ryan: We won't let a government shutdown happen

Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, said that if the GOP-held House can’t reach an agreement with President Obama and Democrats in the Senate on a continuing resolution (“CR”) funding government the rest of this fiscal year, they would pursue temporary funding measures, and not allow a government shutdown.

“If we don’t get agreement in the meantime, yes, we do think there’s going to be some sort of situation where there’s a short-term CR,” Ryan said on “Good Morning America.”

“I think we’re going to have to negotiate exactly how those short-term CRs occur,” he added.