Toomey: Economy is 'roaring back,' another stimulus package would be 'inappropriate'

Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyBlack women look to build upon gains in coming elections Watch live: GOP senators present new infrastructure proposal Sasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote MORE (R-Pa.) touted the strength of the U.S. economy on Sunday and said that a new stimulus package would be "inappropriate," given that Congress passed a bipartisan aid package in December.

Speaking with host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperOmar calls out Boebert over anti-Muslim remarks, denies Capitol incident took place Republican Rep. Upton unsure if he'll run again Bass calls 'Black pastors' comment during Arbery trial 'despicable' MORE on CNN's "State of the Union," the retiring GOP senator explained that he believed even the $600 billion counter-offer presented by Republicans to the White House a week ago was too expensive.

"The economy has come roaring back. Disposable income is at record high levels," Toomey said. "It's not an economy in collapse, like it was in March."

Asked about the 10 Senate Republicans who met with President Biden at the White House to discuss their own plan to pass more COVID-19 relief, including an extension to unemployment insurance, Toomey said he "disagree[s] with them" over whether Congress should act to pass more funding.

"I don't support that, I think it's completely inappropriate," Toomey said of the $600 billion GOP plan.

President Biden reportedly told GOP senators following their meeting last week that their framework for a COVID-19 relief bill was too small, and Democrats have indicated that they plan to move forward and pass Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package without GOP votes through the budget reconciliation process.

In January, Toomey claimed that Biden's stimulus plan would "likely slow down a recovery in employment," a warning that was rejected on Sunday by Biden's Treasury secretary, Janet YellenJanet Louise YellenYellen: Omicron 'could cause significant problems' for global economy Real relief from high gas prices House sets up Senate shutdown showdown MORE.

"We need a big package, and we need to get this done quickly," Yellen said on CNN, adding: "I would expect if this package is passed, that we would get back to full employment next year."